In a bizarre incident, a man beheaded his 17-year-old daughter and reached the police station with her chopped head in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district on Wednesday.
According to police, Sarvesh took the step since he was irked over his daughter’s alleged affair with a youth whom he disliked. He had decided to teach his daughter a lesson after finding them in a compromising position two days ago.
On Wednesday, Sarvesh, a vegetable vendor, found his daughter alone in the house and beheaded her with a sharp-edged weapon.
Panic gripped the area when locals noticed Sarvesh Kumar of Pandetara village walking towards Majhila police station with his daughter’s severed head.
After being alerted by locals, two cops intercepted him and was brought to the police station, 143 km from Lucknow. Superintendent of Police Anurag Vats said the man had been arrested and further action was being taken.
According to the NCRB’s “Crime in India” 2019 report, Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of crimes against women (59,853), accounting for 14.7 per cent of such cases across the country. UP also had the highest number of crimes against girl children under the POCSO Act.