- 6 people have been given death penalty for the murder of V Sankar
- Sankar was hacked to death at a market in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur
- He was a Dalit engineering student who married an upper caste woman
Kausalya's father Chinnasamy and the five men who carried out the attack have been given death sentence. Two others have been convicted as well. Annalakshmi, Kousalya's mother, her uncle Pandithurai and a college student, Prasanna, have been acquitted for want of evidence. Kausalya has welcomed the death sentence and said she could appeal against the acquittals.
The family, which belongs to the politically powerful Thevar caste, was allegedly unhappy with their marriage.
Sankar, a third year student of engineering, and Kausalya had been married for around eight months when the attack took place.
Sankar had died in the hospital from excessive bleeding. Kausalya took a long time to recover. She now lives with Sankar's family, who are farmers.
It was the third such incident in Tamil Nadu in five years.