Indore: A man belonging to Jat community allegedly shot his sister dead for marrying a man from the Rajput community at Raut in Indore.

The accused Shubham is currently in police custody on charges of killing his sister. The complaint was lodged by Kuldeep Rajawat, husband of the victim.

Kuldeep accused his wife’s family of killing her.

The victim, Bulbul, fell in love with Rajawat from Rajput community. As her family was against their relationship, the couple eloped and married in secret eight months ago.

They then fled to Ooty and visited Raut rarely. On one such occasion, when Bulbul was at Rajawat's house along with his brother, her brother Shubham broke open the gate, barged inside and shot his sister.

“Bulbul had an inter-caste marriage with Kuldeep, both residents of Rawad village, eight months ago and this had enraged her family,” sub divisional officer of police (SDOP) Ramkumar Rai was quoted saying in a PTI report.

"Bulbul and Kuldeep, who had moved out of the village after the marriage, returned to the victim's marital home on Saturday. The victim's 17-year-old brother shot her in the head at Kuldeep's home," Rai said.

Bulbul was rushed to Indore Maharaja Yeshwantrao Hospital (MYH) where doctors declared her dead on arrival.

The accused surrendered at Betma Police Station.