Ballia: The 17-year-old girl, a resident of Ballia district in eastern Uttar Pradesh, was intercepted when she was onher way to school and her throat was slit.
The killers were four boys from her village in Ballia, and the family alleges that they had been stalking and harassing her for more than six months.
The girl’s grief stricken mother, and other family members have refused to take custody of the girl’s body and cremate her not till action is taken in the case.
The girl was cycling to school when the four men — one of them the 22-year-old son of the village head – allegedly pursued her on two motorbikes. When they caught up with her, they allegedly pushed her to the ground, slit her throat with a knife and escaped.
The police say they have arrested Prince Tiwari, the son of the village head. The three others are absconding. “The girl’s throat had been slit with a sharp weapon. We will make arrests very soon in the case,” said Vijay Pal Singh, a senior police officer of the district.
The family says the harassment has been on for more than six months. “There is a hand-pump outside my house. They used to come and sit there and pass lewd remarks against my daughter. We should have complained to the police,” her mother said. Instead, a few days ago, they had complained to the village head and had been assured that the harassment would stop.
Instead, it led to the girl’s heinous murder.