Peruvallur (Malappuram): In a suspected case of honour killing, an 18-year-old girl was allegedly strangled to death by her father at Peruvallur in Malappuram.

Shalu was killed after her father suspected her of having an affair with a boy. Her father Sasi, a native of Thiruvananthapuram, has confessed to the crime and surrendered before the police on Thursday.

Police said the incident might have took place either on Wednesday night or Thursday early morning.

The family has been residing in a rented house at Peruvallur. 

Shalu was attending PSC coaching after Plus Two.