A 13-year-old girl is believed to have become one of India’syoungest ever “honour killing” victims after her father allegedly beat her head against a wall and set her on fire because he saw her talking to a boy.
The teenager was beaten and strangled by her father before he set fire to the body and tried to pass off her death as suicide, police in the Nalgonda district of southern India, said.
The girl’s father had noticed his daughter frequently talking to a boy in the Chintapally village where they lived.
He lashed out and killed her on September 15 after he saw her talking to the boy again, hitting her head against a wall before strangling her, police said.
Her mother is then believed to have helped set fire to the body so the parents could make out their daughter’s death was suicide.