BY MADHULATA CR
PATNA: In a shocking incident, a man in Bihar strangulated his own daughter when she became pregnant after rape and threw her down at a cremation site along the banks of a river to get rid of her. Luckily, she has survived.
The incident took place at a village under Asarganj police station in Munger district last week but came to the notice of the police only now.
As per reports, the father of the girl took her to a private clinic for termination of her pregnancy but finding the clinic locked, he brought her to the local cremation site.
Once reaching there, the man strangulated the girl and then threw her down at the cremation site located along the banks of the Ganges, presuming her to be dead but luck willed otherwise.
“The girl had only fallen unconscious due to strangulation. When she regained consciousness, she began crying which caught the attention of the local villagers who saved her,” a local police official Sanjay Kumar Singh told the media today.
The police have now registered a case against both the father and the alleged rapist. While the alleged rapist has been arrested, the main accused is said to be absconding.
Police said the victim girl who was married to a man from Uttar Pradesh had been staying with her father since she was deserted by her husband.
It was here at her parents’ house that she was allegedly raped by a middle-aged man and became pregnant.
Her advanced stage of pregnancy, however, became a matter of worry for his father who latter attempted to eliminate her but somehow she survived.