Bihar: 16-year-old Girl’s Beheaded Body Found in Gaya; Family Alleges Rape, Police Call it Honour Killing
Locals in Bihar’s Gaya are up in arms ever since a teenage girl was found beheaded and her face burnt with acid, said media reports on Thursday.
According to a leading portal, while the family of the 16-year-old girl claimed she was raped, police said it was a case of honour killing. Alleged delay in police action sent the locals out on streets to register their protest and demand arrest of the culprits.
They said the girl went missing on December 28 and her decomposed body was found near her home on January 6. Her family said they filed a police complaint as soon as they realised she was missing but police claimed the complaint was registered four days later.
Police also insisted it was a case of honour killing. A senior police officer in Gaya told the portal that the girl’s mother and sister had confessed that she returned on December 31, three days after going missing. Police claimed that the same night, around 10 PM, she was sent somewhere by her father in the company of some acquaintance.