A 16-year-old pregnant Dalit girl was allegedly killed by her father and elder brother for “bringing shame” upon the family. The incident took place at Shahjahanpur district in Uttar Pradesh. Reportedly, the girl was raped by an acquaintance, after which she got pregnant and the news of her pregnancy had spread in the village. The family who felt ‘ashamed’ assaulted her and reportedly then strangled her to death.
“The victim’s father has admitted to killing his daughter as she was pregnant. The local villagers had started insulting him publicly. The girl’s elder brother was also involved in the killing and we have booked both of them under Section 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). We have also questioned the girl’s mother and other relatives but did not find their involvement in the crime,” TOI quoted S Anand, SSP, Shahjahanpur.
As per information, the girl’s body was decapitated and buried in the riverbed. The survivor reportedly did not reveal the name of the rapist. The police are trying to find the man who had sexual relations with the girl. “We are trying to find out the man responsible for the girl’s pregnancy as sexual relations with a minor girl is a crime,” said the SSP
What you Should Know
- A 16-year old pregnant Dalit girl was allegedly killed by her father and elder brother.
- Reportedly, the girl was raped by an acquaintance, after which she got pregnant.
- The family who felt ‘ashamed’ reportedly strangled her to death.
- The father of the girl has confessed to the crime. However, her brother is absconding.
The girl was missing since 23 September but the family didn’t file a complain. The police recovered the girl’s body on Tuesday and cracked the case within a few hours. The father of the girl has confessed to the crime. However, her brother is absconding.
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Arunima Sharma is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.