TIRUPUR: In a case of honor killing, three men brutally attacked a young couple over love marriage dispute in full public view in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur district.

Tamil Nadu government has been asked to submit a report in connection with the case after National Commission of Scheduled Castes sought a report on the killing.

The three men attacked the 21-year-old boy and his wife with sickles as they come out of a shop.

Sankar (21) had got love marriage Gowsalya (19) eight months ago. The girl belonged to the Dewar community, while the boy belonged to a lower caste.

The attackers managed to escape from the spot even as the onlookers watched the gory murder.

The couple was rushed to the hospital by the police where the boy lost his life while the condition of the girl remains critical and is under intensive care. The boy's family has blamed the girl's relatives for the murder.

Situation has been tense in Tirupur district as Sankar's family wants immediate arrest of the culprits. Some shops have also been damaged in the area.

A case has been registered and the probe is underway.