Honour Killing in Telangana over girl's alleged friendship with a boy
Hyderabad : A horrific case of honour killing has emerged out of Telangana state where a 13-year-old girl was killed by her own parents over a doubt that she is having friendship with a boy in the neighbourhood.
The incident has been reported from the Chintapalli village, around 130 km from Hyderabad, on September 15. Initially tagged as a suicide case turned out to be a case of honour killing when cops found out that her parents - Narsimha and Lingamma - strangled her then burnt the body to project it as a suicide.
What exactly happened in the case?
Narsimha, a labourer, noticed his daughter is talking frequently to a boy from neighbourhood. On September 15, Radhika was caught taking to the same boy while she was supposed to be at her uncle's home. The parents asked her for an explanation and in the rage of anger, Narsimha strangled her to death.
The parents got nervous and fearing that they might get arrested by the police, they doused her body with kerosene and burnt it to show it as a suicide. Later, they also filed a complaint of their daughter committing suicide.
How the case unfolded?
Post complaint, the body was sent to forensics for a post mortem; the report mentioned that the girl could have been strangled to death before being burnt since her tongue was sticking out.
“During the interrogation of the parents, they finally admitted to having killed her out of anger that her deed would spoil their reputation in the village. The father says the boy in conversation with Radhika had run away seeing him,” Inspector Reddy said.
The cops have arrested the parents and have booked them under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and under Section 201 for concealing evidence.