Nepal: Indian parents held for trying to kill daughter
Parents of a 22-year-old girl from Bihar and two other accomplices have been arrested by police in Nepal on charges of attempting to kill their daughter by pushing her from a steep slope. Jyoti Kumari Yadav, with her parents went to Nepal on the pretext of going to Baraha Chhtera, an important Hindu pilgrimage site in Sunsariindia Updated: Dec 30, 2014 18:19 IST
Parents of a 22-year-old girl from Bihar and two other accomplices have been arrested by police in Nepal on charges of attempting to kill their daughter by pushing her from a steep slope.
The parents had brought the girl, Jyoti Kumari Yadav, to Nepal on the pretext of going to Baraha Chhtera, an important Hindu pilgrimage site in Sunsari district of eastern Nepal bordering Bihar.
"Jyoti's family was against her wish to marry a boy of her choice. Hence they brought her to Nepal on the guise of a pilgrimage and tried to kill her with help of two others," said Sunsari police chief Masood Alam Khan.
The incident happened last Thursday. The girl who sustained injuries on her head, neck and chest is recuperating at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan.
Police have arrested Jyoti's parents, Kunjan Kumar Yadav and Mamata Yadav, both residents of Madhepura district in Bihar, a relative Pradip Kumar Yadav and another accomplice Manoj Kumar Yadav.
Based on the girl's testimony and statements made by the accused the police have lodged a case of attempt to murder against all four.
Jyoti told the police that her parents had brought her to Baraha Chhetra and Pradip and Manoj also joined them on the way. After visiting the temple, instead of taking a vehicle her parents said they will walk.
On the way back, Manoj covered by mouth and pushed her from a steep slope overlooking the Sapta Koshi River. Presuming her to be dead, Jyoti's parents and the other two fled from the scene.
"Luckily for the girl, she managed to hold on to something on the slope. Her shouts for help were heard by some local villagers who managed to pull her up and get her admitted to hospital," said Khan.
First Published: Dec 30, 2014 16:00 IST