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Telangana: Parents Kill 20 Year Old Daughter For Refusing Abortion
The couple has been arrested and charged with murder. The post-mortem examination has confirmed death due to throttling.
Telangana: Parents Kill 20 Year Old Daughter For Refusing Abortion (Representational)
New Delhi: The parents of a 20-year-old college student strangled her in sleep. The cops said that the parents killed their daughter after she refused to terminate her pregnancy. The victim had entered into a relationship with a man who her parents didn't approve of as he is from another caste.
The 20-year-old was a first-year student at a college in Kurnool, where she had developed the relationship with the man. During the lockdown, she had returned home to Jogulamba-Gadwal district of Telangana. The victim missed her period and was taken to a hospital by her parents. She was found to be 13-weeks pregnant. Despite her parents' pressure, she refused to abort the child.
The police suspect that the parents smothered their daughter in the early hours of Sunday while their two other daughters slept in an adjoining room. They later tried to pass it off as a sudden natural death due to a heart attack.
Some villagers however doubted her parents' version as the body was completely covered but they had seen marks on her neck.
The parents tried to stall, when a police team went to their house and insisted on a post-mortem after noticing some marks on her body indicating a struggle. The parents said there was no need.
The father of the victim was questioned by the cops in front of the village head. Police said they have admitted to killing their daughter. The couple has been arrested and charged with murder. The post-mortem examination has confirmed death due to throttling.