Berhampur: In a spine chilling case of honour killing, a couple in Goutami village under Digapahandi block in Ganjam district was arrested today on charges of beating their daughter to death after she refused to marry the man chosen by them and insisted on marrying the man of her choice.
During interrogation by the police, the couple has confessed to murdering their daughter on August 1 when she refused to sever her affair with her lover even after being engaged to another person.
The parents of the young girl beat her up to death with a piece of wood and then chopped her body before throwing the body parts into a village canal.
The body of the young girl was recovered on August 4.
Saura Jena, father of the deceased, said, “My daughter was talking to someone else on the sly though her marriage was fixed. After coming to know this, her mother got angry and asked her why you did this.”