‘Stalked’ by village head’s son, class 12 girl stabbed to death in UP
The 17-year-old girl had told her parents about him but they did not approach the police fearing social embarrassment.
A class 12 girl was stabbed to death by four masked men in a village in eastern Uttar Pradesh’s Bansdih town near Varanasi, on Tuesday while on her way to school.
According to police, the 17-year-old girl, a resident of Bajahan village, was being stalked by Prince Tiwari aka Priyanshu, son of the same village’s head Kripa Shankar Tiwari, for the last few days after she had spurned his attempts to befriend her.
Prince (22), his cousin Sonu Tiwari and two others, Neeraj Tiwari and Raju Yadav, have been named as accused in the murder case, and a hunt has been launched for them, Bansdih circle officer, Ashok Kumar Singh said.
The murder comes at a time another stalking incident in Chandigarh hit national headlines — that of a woman DJ, daughter of an IAS officer, who was chased by the son of Haryana BJP chief late on Friday night. The incident shot to limelight after the accused was let off by police apparently under pressure from leaders of BJP, which is ruling Haryana.
In Bansdih, the class 12 girl’s parents told police that Prince had been stalking their daughter, a student of private intermediate college in Salempur, for the last few days. She had told her parents about him but they did not approach the police fearing social embarrassment.
On Tuesday morning, when the girl who was on her way to school reached near Kali temple, four masked assailants intercepted her and stabbed her inflicting multiple injuries.
By the time, residents could come to her rescue, the accused fled the spot. The girl was rushed to a hospital where doctors pronounced her dead.
Additional superintendent of police Vijay Pal Singh inspected the spot.