Malappuram, Mar 23: A 22-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed to death by her father in Malappuram district of Kerala on Thursday. The crime was committed a day before her marriage with her boyfriend, who belonged to a different caste. The couple was scheduled to tie the knot on Friday. Also Read - Kerala's BevQ Alcohol App Crosses Over 1 Lakh Downloads on Play Store, But Hit By Technical Glitch

The girl has been identified as Athira and her father, Rajan, has been taken into custody by the police. The victim was working at a dialysis centre of Manjeri Medical College, reports say. Also Read - Coronavirus in India: Number of Total Cases Crosses 1,45,000 | Why Situation in Kerala is Worrying

The police have claimed that the girl belonged to an upper caste whereas, the boy was from a lower caste. He is a resident of Koyilandy district at Kozhikode, reports added. Also Read - Chilling Murder! After Failed Attempt With Russell's Viper, Kerala Man Hires Cobra to Kill Wife; Arrested

Though she was rushed to a nearby hospital, the girl succumbed to injuries.

The father is currently in police custody.