Father kills girl over affair with man from another caste

A 45-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his 17-year-old daughter after spotting her with a young man near his house around midnight. The accused was opposed to his daughter's friendship with the young man, who belonged to a different caste.

The incident occurred at Khoraon village under Kokhraj police station area of neighbouring Kaushambi district on Monday. The accused, Jhallar, younger brother of the village pradhan, was arrested early on Tuesday from his house.

According to the police, Jhallar, a farmer, had gone to sleep along with other family members at his house. Around midnight, he woke up for some purpose and realised that one of his four daughters, Anju, was not in the house, the police said.

Jhallar began looking for her and spotted her with the man at a tubewell, around near the house.

"The man escaped from the spot, while Jhallar caught hold of his daughter. He brought her to the

house and beat her up badly. As the girl fell unconscious, he picked up a gandasa (a sharp agricultural implement) and slit her throat. The girl died on the spot," Station Officer (Kokhraj) Sri Prakash Yadav said.

Soon, police reached the spot and arrested Jhallar, who did not make any attempt to escape. Superintendent of Police (Kaushambi), Anil Das, said: "The accused knew about his daughter's friendship with the young man, who belonged to another caste. He was strongly opposed to their relation."

The police claimed that the accused has confessed to having killed his daughter and the weapon of offence has also been recovered. Yadav further added that Jhallar had already warned his daughter against having any relation with the man.

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