Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jajpur, Feb 17:
In a barbaric incident parents killed their minor daughter for the sake of honour in a village in Odisha’s Jajpur district.
The incident came to light today after seizure of ashes of the girl’s mortal remains and wood used for her cremation from a pit in the backyard of her house.
Parents of a minor girl of Laxminarayanpur under Binjharpur police limits in Jajpur district have allegedly beaten their daughter to death for having an illicit relationship with a youth of the same village.
Police has arrested the parents of the murdered girl.
“We have arrested the parents of the girl. We will soon arrest others involved in the crime,” said Muralidhar Prusty, IIC Binjharpur police station today.
What is more shocking is that the youth who had got the minor girl pregnant also reportedly joined her parents in killing her.
However, the youth is absconding and police has launched a manhunt to nab him.
According to reports the minor girl from Laxminarayanpur had an affair with a youth of the same village and was three months into her pregnancy. The parents of the girl and her lover beat her to death on Sunday night. On the next day (Monday) morning, they cremated the body in the backyard of their house and buried the ashes by digging a pit. A neighbour who was witness to the entire goings on reported the matter to the police on Tuesday.
Police today raided the place and has seized remains of the girl’s body and wood used for cremation from the pit.