A 22-year old woman, Pindi Anuradha of Kalamadugu village, was allegedly beaten to death by her parents and relatives for marrying her lover Ayyoru Lakshirajam alias Lakshman against their wishes.They had eloped earlier this month and got married. They came back three weeks after and approached the local police station seeking protection. The police escorted them and left them with the man’s parents. Knowing the couple’s arrival, the woman’s parents together with other relatives, went to Lakshman’s house and assaulted him. They took her out of the house and beat her on the streets until she died. They took her body to the hillocks at Mallapur village in Nirmal district and set it on fire. Police took her parents into custody. Anuradha belongs to Padmashali (weavers) community and Lakshman belongs to Yadava community.