Ratan Mandal & Kanchan Kumari
Profile of the victims : Ratan mandal 21, hailed from a lower caste while Kanchan 18, belonged to an upper caste family. They both were the resident of a village in Bhagalpur district Bihar.
Murdered person : Ratan mandal &Kanchan Kumari and six members of Ratan mandal family.
The accused : Kanchan kumari family member’s and her relatives.
Place of Murder : Bhagalpur district Bihar.
Date of Murder : 11 Feb 2009
Assassination : Eight members of a man’s poverty-ridden family were shot and beheaded and their bodies were thrown into a river in eastern India after he secretly married a wealthy girl. The weekend killings took place after 21-year-old Ratan Mandal and 18-year-old Kanchan Kumari got married in secret, afraid their families would not approve because of an old social rivalry.
“The girl’s family invited the boy’s family for a meeting on the pretext of settling the dispute, but killed all eight and beheaded them,” says a senior police officer from Bhagalpur, where the incident took place.