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 - 30-Year-Old Indian Woman in Israel Killed in Rocket Attack by Palestinian Militants From Gaza

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 - Eid-ul-Fitr Moon Sighting 2021 Highlights in Kerala: Shawaal Crescent Moon Not Sighted, Southern State To Celebrate Eid on May 13

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 - Kerala Man Steals Bus to Meet His Wife & Kid, Arrested After Fooling Cops in 4 Districts

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

The father is currently in police custody.