Why a teen was murdered by her father and brother? Know here.
By Manisha Jangir
Another shocking incident has been reported in Uttar Pradesh where a 16-year-old pregnant girl was murdered by her father and brother. The occurrence took place at Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. When the news of pregnancy spread out in the village, the family started feeling ashamed of it. The girl first was brutally beaten up and then strangled to death.
According to the reports her body was later buried in a river bed. Her father confessed to the killing of his daughter because she was pregnant. When the news spread across the village, the local people started insulting him publicly. He murdered her for bringing shame to his family. Victim's elder brother was also involved in the crime and the police have charged both of them under section 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Police also interrogated her mother and other relatives but they didn't find their involvement in the crime. According to the Police, the victim never went to school and she stayed quiet after her alleged rape. She didn't reveal the name of the person who raped her and remained quiet till her last breath. The police are trying to locate the person who raped her. Her body was dug out on Tuesday.
The girl was missing from September 23 but the family didn't file any complaint. When the matter was investigated the family said that she was living with a relative. Later, her father confessed to killing her. Victim’s brother is still absconding, Police said. S Anand, SSP, Shahjahanpur said that they are trying to find out the man responsible for the girl's pregnancy as sexual relations with a minor girl is a crime.