A 25-year-old woman was killed allegedly by her father for rejecting plans of an arranged marriage in Aundh in Satara district.

Asha Shinde, a post-graduate in science and working with a company in Pune, had been staying in her native place for the last 15 days. Her father, Shankar Shinde (65), had been forcing her to marry a groom of his choice while she was adamant on marrying the man of her choice.

Enraged by her attitude, Shankar allegedly stabbed her to death on Sunday night when she was asleep. He then surrendered before the police. The police have taken him into custody. — Correspondent

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