Gaya, January 10: Police in Bihar's Gaya town on Thursday claimed that they have solved the murder of 16-year-old girl, whose mutilated body with a face burnt and breast chopped off was recovered on January 6, a couple of hundred meters away from her house, causing an uproar on social media. UP Shocking Honour Killing Case: Man Killed by Wife's Brothers, 3 Years After Inter-Caste Marriage.
Confirming the detention of parents and a butcher suspected to be involved in the killing, Gaya’s senior superintendent of police Rajiv Kumar Mishra said it appears to be a case of honour killing. While the investigation is on. Mishra said that the victim's family and butcher has confessed to the crime and will be forwarded to jail, reported Hindustan Times. Bihar: Mutilated Body of Missing Girl Found in Gaya, Family Alleges Rape, Inaction by Police.
The girl went missing on December 28 but the First Information Report (FIR) was filed a week later i.e on 4 January. The missing complaint was filed by the girl's father. Two days after the FIR, police found mutilated body of the girl in a field in Joda Masjid-Baksaria Tola locality and her severed head five kilometres away.
“After recovery of the body, we called the parents to the police station on umpteen occasions to record their statement but they did not turn up giving lame excuses. Their dubious intent to escape interrogation further cemented our doubts. In the meantime, we picked up the butcher, who yielded and narrated the entire incident,” Mishra said to Hindustan Times.
Meanwhile, a candle march was organised by people in Gaya who believed that its a case of rape cum murder. Some reports stated that schools, factories and weavers were shut down on Wednesday as a part of the protest. Several social activists and journalists have also tweeted about the incident seeking justice for the 16-year-old victim and arrest of the accused.