The murder of Pranay Perumalla and Amrutha in Miryalaguda in Nalgonda district of Telangana has caused a stir. Father Maruthira Rao, who did not tolerate marrying Dalit Pranay to his daughter Amrita, he brutally murdered on 14th September last year by mercenaries. The court recently granted bail to the accused in the case. The event has been the subject of panic across the country and has attracted the attention of the international community now. The Washington Post’s US-based magazine has exclusively published the Pranay-Amrita tragedy.
The Washington Post reported that Maruthi Rao, who was unable to marry his daughter, Amrita (21), is considered to have been defaulted. While India is moving ahead in many respects, it is clear that inter-caste marriages are still lagging behind. According to 2017 figures, 5.8 per cent of all inter-caste marriages in India occured. It has concluded that there has been no major progress in the past 40 years.
The Washington Post reported that parents have told not to make friends with Dalits while going to Amrita School. However, in the 9th grade, Amrutha’s relationship with Pranay became a love affair. Knowing this, Maruthira Rao said to be giving you to the beggar of our caste and marry but not inter caste.