Thursday, March 4, 2021

India man arrested for beheading teenaged daughter

Police in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh have arrested a man suspected of beheading his daughter.

BBC NEWS

Sarvesh Kumar was arrested as he walked towards a police station carrying the severed head of the 17-year-old girl.

In a video shot by the police, he is heard saying that he was angered by his daughter's alleged affair with a man he did not like.

Hundreds of people are killed each year for falling in love or marrying against their families' wishes in India.

In the video, the man says that he had recently found out about this daughter's relationship and that had made him very angry.

He is heard saying that he found her alone at home, locked her in a room and beheaded her with a sharp object.

Alarmed at the sight of a man walking with a severed head, local people alerted the police. 

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