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UP man hacks 17-year-old girl to death for rejecting his proposal

A 21-year-old man allegedly hacked a 17-year-old girl to death after she rejected his proposals of marriage in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh

india Updated: Dec 15, 2017 12:46 IST
S Raju
A 21-year-old man allegedly hacked a 17-year-old girl to death after she rejected his proposals of marriage in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh.
A 21-year-old man allegedly hacked a 17-year-old girl to death after she rejected his proposals of marriage in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh.(Representative Photo)

A 21-year-old man allegedly hacked a 17-year-old girl to death after she rejected his proposals of marriage in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, but police said the couple formed a suicide pact as their family members were opposed to the relationship.

Residents of Garhishyam said the Class 11 student was returning from college on Wednesday evening with her cousin and others when she was stopped by Amarpal on the outskirts of the village. He then allegedly dragged her near the village graveyard and hacked her with a sharp-edged farming instrument before escaping.

According to the locals, Amarpal wanted to marry the girl but she rejected his proposal and that he often used to harass her.

Shamli’s superintendent of police (SP) of Ajay Pal Sharma said that the two were in love but their families did not approve their relationship.

“Since the families were not ready for their wedding, the two decided to end their lives,” Sharma said.

Sharma added that Amarpal first killed the girl and then tried to commit suicide on a railway track, where he was spotted and arrested by the police.

Officials said the boy had given the girl mobile phones twice so that they could remain in touch but they were spotted by her grandmother and taken away from her.

The family members of the girl could not be reached for their comment.