In a state which has one of the worst sex ratios, parents of two daughters spared no expense in educating their girls. The Jind-based parents sent their daughters to a private school and spent money on private tuition classes, hoping to help them live their dreams. Yet, their 15-year-old daughter’s dreams were dashed when she was purportedly raped and murdered in a brutal way.
The class 10 student wanted to be a doctor, as Hindustan Times reported. She left her home in Jind at 4 pm on 9 January to go for tuitions, only she never reached her class.
Three days later, on 12 January, her body was found in a canal in the Budha Khera village neighbouring her own. She had been allegedly raped and brutalised.
The girl’s father works as a tailor on commission in a shop and raised his daughters up “like sons”.
She wanted to be a doctor. She would tell me that she would pull us out of our poverty... I barely earn Rs 200-300 a day but I ensured both my daughters received private education.
The family learned of the horror on Sunday afternoon. The girl’s father was at the police station when he received a relative’s call telling him about the TV news which was flashing a report of a girl’s body. The girl turned out to be his daughter.
Her locket and the sacred threads she wore on her wrists and ankles confirmed it was her body.
The brutality and savagery of the crime has left the family distraught and angry.
When the rapists are caught, I want them to be tortured the same way my daughter was raped and killed. I want them to be cut up, slowly into pieces.Girl’s mother
At the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences in Rohtak, the doctor who carried out the postmortem on the girl’s body said that the crime was committed by more than two people, who also used a blunt object to rupture her liver.
The girl had 19 external wounds on her body and her hair was chopped off before she was killed, said the report. The doctors believe that girl was tortured out of frustration.
A class 12 boy, who also attended the same tuition class as the girl, went missing around the same time on 9 January. Police suspected the boy, also a Dalit like the girl, to be the main culprit.
However, on Tuesday, a body was found in Karnal which is suspected to be of the boy’s.
The girl’s mother, however, said she wouldn’t draw such a conclusion.
I want police to catch the real culprits. Even if the boy was involved, the brutality could not have been the work of one person.
The family dismissed reports of the two being in a relationship.
She wouldn’t even visit our relatives in the neighbourhood. It is impossible that she was seeing a boy from our village.
The younger sister of the girl is yet to come to terms with the events of last week.
The killers behaved worse than animals. Despite my limited means, I will fight all my life to bring her killers to justice.Girl’s father
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