Bheemaraya Mallappa Hosmani
Profile of the victim : Bheemaraya Mallappa Hosmani and Lakshmi Shiravala, both of Halisagara were in love. The boy and girl belonged to different castes, and married against the wishes of her family, nine months ago.
Murdered person : Bheemaraya Mallappa Hosmani
The accused : Lakshmi’s father, Sabanna Devappa Shiravala and her brother Chennappa Sabanna Shiravala
Place of Murder : Halisagara in Shahpur taluk.
Date of Murder : 6th April 2011.
Assassination : Advised by wellwishers to stay away from the village toescape the wrath of Lakshmi’s family, Bheemaraya and his bride lived in Bangalore for eight months. They had returned to the village a month ago, hoping that Lakshmi’s family would be forgiving.
Shortly before midnight on 6 April, Bheemaraya and his friend Bheemanna Chendu were walking home when Lakshmi’s father, Sabanna Devappa Shiravala and her brother Chennappa Sabanna Shiravala attacked them with a sword. Seriously injured in the attack, Bheemaraya bled to death on the spot, while Bheemanna, who too suffered injuries, managed to escape.