A minor girl was stabbed to death after she resisted rape at Charpokhari block in Bhojpur district, 80 kms south-west of Patna on Saturday evening.
The victim’s cousin, a 22-year old youth, has been detained. Police believe that the cousin, who came to the house in an inebriated condition, tried to force himself on the minor. When she resisted, he reportedly stabbed her around the neck with scissors. The girl, who bled profusely, succumbed to her injuries.
The victim’s elder sister, also a minor, lodged an FIR with the local police on Sunday. Police suspected the reason behind lodging of FIR against ‘unknown’ persons due to family pressure.
The minor, a student of class 4 at a government school, and her sister, 16, used to stay at the house of their uncle, who is a president of the primary agricultural credit society (PACS). The incident took place when the girl was alone in her room on Saturday evening, the police added.
The police have pressed charges against the accused under the state’s stringent prohibition laws, which provides for imprisonment up to 10 years for boozing, possessing or dealing in alcohol.