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Delhi Man Kills Girlfriend For Refusing Proposal, Held

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The Delhi Police have arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly murdering his girlfriend after she refused his marriage proposal. The girl was missing since Friday (August 11), according to her parents. She was found dead in a field near Alipur village in Rohini on Saturday.

“While being questioned, Pradeep admitted to have murdered the girl and dumped her body in a field nearby,” said DCP (Rohini) Rishipal

Her family told the police that she left home on Friday evening. She told her family that she was going to the tailor. However, the tailor confirmed that she hadn’t come to his shop, but that he saw her with a youth called Pradeep.

“While being questioned, Pradeep admitted to have murdered the girl and dumped her body in a field nearby. The police team reached the spot and found the body,” said DCP (Rohini) Rishipal to TOI.

Pradeep told the police that the girl’s family was against their relationship. And on Friday, she met him and refused his marriage proposal. Angered by the rejection, he strangled the girl.

This case is the second such case in the same week that made headlines for the same reason.

In the other case, a 22-year-old boy from Ballia, Prince Tewari, killed 17-year-old Ragini Dubey from his village in UP last Tuesday (August 8). Tewari, son of the Village Pradhan, had stalked the girl for months. The UP police have arrested both the son and his father, Kripa Shankar.

“Ragini had stopped going to school for the last one week following the almost regular harassment from Prince Tewari,” Ragini’s sister, Neha, told UP Police

Ragini was going to her school with her 13-year-old sister Siya when Tewari — along with three of his friends — attacked her. They stabbed Ragini with a knife.

The police said that Prince claims that he and Ragini were dating. And that he killed her because he thought that she was getting close to someone else, Indian Express stated.  However, Ragini’s elder sister Neha denied his claims.

“Tewari was harassing Ragini for the last six months. She never had any kind of relationship with him. Whenever we complained to pradhan Kripa Shankar Tewari about his son’s deeds, he would stop troubling her for a few days and then start over,” said Neha.

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“Ragini had stopped going to school for the last one week following the almost regular harassment from Prince Tewari. Two days ago, we had complained about it to Kripa Shankar Tewari and he assured us that his son would not indulge in such an act again. On his assurance, Ragini had left for school on Tuesday morning,” added Neha, who is employed in a hospital in Varanasi.

Patriarchy gives birth to such cases where men feel entitled to claim any woman they desire. These cases show that there is no place for consent here and that a simple “no” can be fatal.