In yet another case of suspected honour killing, a 16-year-old girl was hacked to death in the district allegedly by her mother who disapproved of her relationship with a neighbour, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.
Rekha Yadav was hacked to death while she was sleeping outside her house in Nibiha village Koirana area of the district on July 23 night, Superintendent of Police Gyaneshwar Tiwari told reporters.
He said Rekha's father Brij Lal, who worked as a taxi driver in Mumbai, returned on Monday and informed the police that the girl was killed by her mother Geeta.
"When police started investigating the case Geeta told her 15-year-old son that she had killed Rekha," the SP said.
He said that acting on Brij Lal and his son's information police today arrested Geeta and recovered the axe used in the murder.
"Rekha was having an affair with his neighbour Kailash Yadav and she was caught in a compromising position with him several times by her mother Geeta," Tiwari said.
He said that Geeta asked Rekha to mend her ways, but the latter continued with her relationship with Kailash.
"On July 23 night when Geeta found Rekha in a compromising position with Kailash, she lost her temper and in a bid to save the family's prestige hacked her daughter to death," he said.
Geeta, while confessing the crime, said she had no remorse for killing her daughter.