A 16-year-old girl was found beheaded with her head doused in acid after claims she was raped in India.
The family, however, alleged that the girl was raped before being brutally killed. The police on the other hand are investigating if it was a case of honour killing.More news: FreeDive, new streaming service from Amazon's IMDb, offers free films, TV
In Bihar, the girl's family had claimed she was raped and murdered and that police had been slow in searching for her since she was reported missing on 28 December. She also revealed that the victim was seen last with their father's butcher friend, Leela Patwa, on December 31 night. The police have arrested three people, including her parents. The man has denied killing the girl, but police say his call records indicate he was in touch with several local criminals, NDTV reported. But when the girl did not return after three to four days, a missing report was lodged. "Where she lived and the spot where her body was found is within half a kilometre".
Graphic pictures reveal the decomposing body with a mutilated chest that police found on January 6, eight days after she went missing.More news: Will Meghan Markle return to her famous role on 'Suits'?
"Prima facie it looks like a case of honour killing done with the help of a butcher", he said. When we first tried to meet the girl's family, we were not allowed. When the police talked to the family, the girl's younger sister said the girl had returned on December 31 after she had gone missing on December 28. "The girl had eloped with someone and it might have enraged her family members as the Patwa [weavers] community follows practice of socially boycotting people indulging in love affairs and marrying outside their community", he said.
The girl was from a poor family in Manpur, belonging to a community of weavers and was a student in a government school near the village.More news: Rahaf Al-Qunun Referred To Australia For Refugee Resettlement By UNHCR
Hundreds turned out in protest and took part in candlelit marches on Tuesday and Wednesday to demand justice for the murdered teen. Activists in the locality claim that schools, factories and weavers shut down their operations on January 9 as a symbol of their protest.