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B. Sandeep and Madhavi Chari were attacked over caste differences by her father. Even as Madhavi fights for her life, Sandeep says nothing will happen to her.
Madhavi, 21, had reportedly been promised in marriage to someone else by her 'drunkard' father.
The caste divide is equally strong in India's 'progressive south', and lovers equally unsafe.
A study by the Indian Statistical Institute finds that a husband's mother-in-law's education levels can predict inter-caste marriage.
The panchayat in Mamta's village had issued a diktat — the mortal remains of the girl won't be brought back home.
The move comes in the wake of rising incidents of injustice meted out to inter-caste couples in the form of ostracism, threats and honour killings.
Experts and lawyers weigh in on inter caste and inter faith marriages in India, in light of the killing of Ankit Saxena in New Delhi.