In a case said to be related to "honour killing", a 16-year-old student from Polagam village in Nagapattinam, about 75km from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, had her throat slit by her father.
Malaysia Nanban reported that Ranjitha was having an affair with a 30-year-old man from the same village, something that her father was vehemently opposed to.
Ramakrishnan, 46, a farm worker from Polagam village, had warned Ranjitha repeatedly to end the affair, but she refused.
On Wednesday, Ramakrishnan sent his children, except Ranjitha, to his relative's house in an adjacent village. Later that night, he brought the matter up with Ranjitha. When the girl stood her ground, an enraged Ramakrishnan pulled out a sickle and attacked Ranjitha.