Father in India Hired an Assassin to Kill His Son-in-Law

Although India has lifted millions of people out of poverty and improved the standard of education, the influence of the caste system is still ubiquitous.

Simplified Chinese

虽然印度让数百万人摆脱了贫困,提高了教育水平,但种姓制度的影响仍然无处不在。印度独立后废除了种姓制度,但这传统的等级制度仍然存在,成为一种心灵的束缚。因此“逆婚”(低种姓男子娶高种姓女子)对整个家族来说是无法接受的耻辱。

23岁的普拉纳伊佩鲁马拉(Pranay Perumalla)是达利特人,是被传统的上等种姓者称为“不可接触”的“贱民”,而21岁的阿姆鲁塔瓦尔希尼(Amrutha Varshini)则是上等种姓者。

阿姆鲁塔瓦尔希尼的家族无法接受这样的耻辱。因此阿姆鲁塔瓦尔希尼的父亲在他们婚礼前一个月,通过当地一位政治人物作为中间人找到了杀手,支付了15万美元谋杀他的未来女婿。

这起谋杀引起了截然不同的反应。有一部分人来到他的家中表示支持和安慰,其中大多数是达利特人,甚至还准备为这个年轻人立一个小雕像以示纪念。而但另外一些人则站在阿姆鲁塔父亲的一边。

总之,普拉纳伊的被谋杀确实对这由来已久的歧视与等级制度发出了严肃挑战。

Traditional Chinese

雖然印度讓數百萬人擺脫了貧困,提高了教育水平,但種姓制度的影響仍然無處不在。印度獨立後廢除了種姓制度,但這傳統的等級制度仍然存在,成為一種心靈的束縛。因此“逆婚”(低種姓男子娶高種姓女子)對整個家族來說是無法接受的恥辱。

23歲的普拉納伊•佩魯馬拉(Pranay Perumalla)是達利特人,是被傳統的上等種姓者稱為“不可接觸”的“賤民”,而21歲的阿姆魯塔•瓦爾希尼(Amrutha Varshini)則是上等種姓者。

阿姆魯塔•瓦爾希尼的家族無法接受這樣的恥辱。因此阿姆魯塔•瓦爾希尼的父親在他們婚禮前一個月,通過當地一位政治人物作為中間人找到了殺手,支付了15萬美元謀殺他的未來女婿。

這起謀殺引起了截然不同的反應。有一部分人來到他的家中表示支持和安慰,其中大多數是達利特人,甚至還準備為這個年輕人立一個小雕像以示紀念。而但另外一些人則站在阿姆魯塔父親的一邊。

總之,普拉納伊的被謀殺確實對這由來已久的歧視與等級制度發出了嚴肅挑戰。

 

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English Translation

Although India has lifted millions of people out of poverty and improved the standard of education, the influence of the caste system is still ubiquitous. After the independence of India, the caste system had abolished, but the traditional hierarchy still exists and becomes a kind of spiritual bondage. Therefore, “reverse marriage” (low caste men marry high caste women) is an unacceptable shame for the whole family.

The 23-year-old Pranay Perumalla is a Dalit, which is called as “the most inferior caste” and "cannot be touched" by traditional superior castes, and 21-year-old Amrutha Varshini belongs to a superior caste.

The family of Amrutha Varshini cannot accept such shame. So the father of Amrutha Varshini looked for an assassin one month before their wedding, through a local political figure as a middleman, and paid $150,000 to murder his future son-in-law.

This murder caused different reactions. Some people came to his home to express their support and comfort, most of them Dalits, and even prepared a statuette for the young man to commemorate. But others stood on the side of Amrutha's father.

In a word, the murder of Pranay did pose a serious challenge to this long-standing discrimination and hierarchy.

Indonesia Translation

Although India has lifted millions of people out of poverty and improved the standard of education, the influence of the caste system is still ubiquitous. After the independence of India, the caste system had abolished, but the traditional hierarchy still exists and becomes a kind of spiritual bondage. Therefore, “reverse marriage” (low caste men marry high caste women) is an unacceptable shame for the whole family.

The 23-year-old Pranay Perumalla is a Dalit, which is called as “the most inferior caste” and "cannot be touched" by traditional superior castes, and 21-year-old Amrutha Varshini belongs to a superior caste.

The family of Amrutha Varshini cannot accept such shame. So the father of Amrutha Varshini looked for an assassin one month before their wedding, through a local political figure as a middleman, and paid $150,000 to murder his future son-in-law.

This murder caused different reactions. Some people came to his home to express their support and comfort, most of them Dalits, and even prepared a statuette for the young man to commemorate. But others stood on the side of Amrutha's father.

In a word, the murder of Pranay did pose a serious challenge to this long-standing discrimination and hierarchy.

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