The death of a 25 year old woman from Tirunelveli who was found hanging in her home is suspected to be a case of honour killing. The woman was said to be in love with a neighbour named Shankar who was an employee of a cooperative society in Kalakkad for two years.
The girl’s parents however objected to the affair as the boy belonged to another community. He was found dead in a river with multiple cut injuries. The police were carrying out an enquiry and had interrogated the father of Sathyabhama. The next day, Sathyabhama was found hanging in her house. This has given arise to suspicion that the deaths are a honour killing.