India, March 1 -- A 24-year-old man was stabbed to death by his two brothers-in-law in Indore on Sunday evening in what could allegedly be a case of hate crime, according to the police.

The two accused, brothers Abdul Ayaz and Abdul Waqar, residents of Moti Tabela in Indore, were arrested on Monday and booked under section 302 of Indian Penal Code, said Savita Chaudhary, inspector, Rawaji Bazaar police station.

She said, "Sameer Khan [the deceased] used to work in Abdul Ayaz's shop in Indore. Two months ago, he reportedly told Ayaz that he wanted to marry his sister. Ayaz was opposed to the idea and reportedly threatened Khan with dire consequences. Later, Khan eloped with Ayaz's sister and the couple started living in Dewas."

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