A 22-year-old youth, who eloped with his lover, was stabbed to death by the girl’s relatives at Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple in Telangana’s Karimnagar district on Thursday. M Anil, a technician at a water plant, and the teen lived in the same area. Last year they secretly married while she was still a minor.
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As she turned 18 Wednesday, the couple decided to tie the knot in the temple. The girl’s parents came to know of the plan and reached the temple. “Witnesses said the girl’s relatives dragged Anil out of the temple and stabbed him,” Police Commissioner V B Kamalassan Reddy said. Police have arrested two persons but her parents and other relatives are still at large.