A teenager girl, in an atrocious incident, was allegedly killed by a group of seven men of her own community in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. Her crime? The 17-year-old was allegedly murdered because she attended school.
The alleged Talibani style incident took place in Saghanpura village under Kathaiya police station of Motipur block in Muzaffarpur district. She was a student of Class XII at Jaitpur College.
The matter came to light on Sunday when deceased Asha’s brother Baban Rai lodged an FIR at Motipur police station against the accused for killing her on Friday night, and holding him and his wife hostage for several hours in their own house.
Villagers have alleged that the community from which the girl comes does not want women to study past matriculation. The girl’s defiance to pursue higher education had therefore enraged the community members leading to this incident, they alleged.
The seven accused had allegedly held the victim’s brother and wife hostage inside their own house while they carried out the brutal killing.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police (west) KM Prasad said that they had filed an FIR against seven people and four of the accused have been arrested.
SSP Manoj Kumar, Muzzafarpur said, “A girl has died under suspicious circumstances. The victim’s family along with their neighbours has already cremated the body. The FIR filed mentions some serious accusations. The pieces of evidence were tampered with and so we have taken action based on the FIR and arrested three people but the story narrated in the FIR makes it worthy of a serious investigation.”