When parents turn murderers: 13-year-old strangled, set ablaze for being 'close' to boys

First Published 20, Sep 2017, 12:40 PM IST
When parents turn murderers 13 year old strangled set ablaze for being close to boys
  • Radhika was a class 7 student at a government school and was close with her friends.
  • Her father never liked her close proximity with boys and always reprimanded her for the same.
  • On such a day, he smashed her head against the wall and set her ablaze.

In a horrifying incident in Nalgonda, a 13-year-old girl was strangled to death by her parents because she was moving 'close' to a boy of her class. Scared that they may be booked for murder, they even tried to douse her body in fire after sprinkling kerosene all over her body. The incident happened in Theedhedu village of Chintapally mandal in Nalgonda district on Tuesday.

The victim named Radhika, was a class 7 student in the government school in a village. Her father Narsimha had allegedly reprimanded her several times for moving closely with the boys of her class. Each time she argued with him saying that she was doing nothing wrong.

On September 15, her father saw her with a boy named Ravi after school hours and called her home immediately. On reprimanding her again, she argued. Enraged, her father smashed her head on the wall and strangled her to death.  On realising that she was dead and that he would be caught by the police, Radhika's parents doused her in kerosene and set her on fire. During the investigation, it was found that the body was half burnt. The police grew suspicious and interrogated the parents, who later confessed to the crime. A case has been registered against them, before being remanded.