Bihar: Mystery shrouds recovery of missing girl's body in Gaya

This 16-year-old girl named Anjana was reportedly beheaded and her face burned with acid in what cops are calling an honour killing. NDTV

This 16-year-old girl named Anjana was reportedly beheaded and her face burned with acid in what cops are calling an honour killing. NDTV

Massive public protests are taking place in Bihar's Gaya over the death of a 16-year-old girl.

"It does prima facie appear to be a case of honour killing".

While the girl's family claims she was the victim of a horrendous gang rape, detectives believe she was the victim of an honour killing. The protests against alleged police inaction have been going on since Tuesday, NDTV reported. Though officials are reluctant to go on record, sources say that the honour killing angle cannot be ruled out for several reasons including delayed information given to the police and recovery of the body not far away from the victim's house. However, her parents filed a complaint on January 4. She was last seen at a different location and her body was found at another different location.

A relative of the girl told The Indian Express, "The family first thought it could be a case of elopement". But when the girl did not return after three to four days, a missing report was lodged. The badly decomposed body of the girl was found from a field, barely 700 metres from her house, on January 5. "She was possibly kidnapped on her way home".

It was one of the two younger sisters who revealed to investigators that the victim had eloped with a local youth on December 28 and returned home on December 31.

Atletico Madrid boss Simeone coy over move for Chelsea striker Morata
The Portugal global scored just two Serie A goals for Milan last season before being shipped out on loan to Sevilla in the summer.

Graphic pictures reveal the decomposing body with a mutilated chest that police found on January 6, eight days after she went missing.

"It looks to be a case of honour killing".

Senior officer Rajiv Mishra said the women revealed that Anjana did, in fact, return home on December 28 but was sent away by her father with a man who is known to the family. The police added that her father has sent her with a man on the same day at around 10 pm. She was also working alongside to support her family financially.

Hundreds of people took out a candle march on Wednesday to protest the gruesome murder of the teenager who hailed from Patwa Toli locality under Buniadpur police station area.

Recommended News

  • Car parts plant coworkers win big with $60M jackpot

    Car parts plant coworkers win big with $60M jackpot

    The group accepted their cheque from OLG this morning in Toronto. "We always talk and joke and celebrate each other's birthdays. As for their current jobs, most will slowly retire from the factory and upgrade their education or look to other opportunities.

    Amazon is developing its own game streaming service

    Reporters, however, have spotted job listings relevant to this effort, such as this one for a Lead Cross-Platform Game Engineer. Not content with having its fingers in almost every pie, Amazon seemingly wants a bigger slice of the gaming market.
    Oracle, SF Giants reach stadium naming-rights deal

    Oracle, SF Giants reach stadium naming-rights deal

    Oracle will remove its name from the Oracle Arena in Oakland once the Warriors move into Chase Center. The ballpark about to be known as Oracle Park opened in April 2000 and is already on its fourth name.
  • Steve King Wants To Know Why The Term 'White Supremacist' Is Offensive

    Steve King Wants To Know Why The Term 'White Supremacist' Is Offensive

    Scholten in November, as his race became nationalized amid a series of controversial public comments. He's already in line to face a primary challenger in 2020.
    Video shows Milwaukee bus driver rescuing young child wandering barefoot in cold

    Video shows Milwaukee bus driver rescuing young child wandering barefoot in cold

    Police said the child had been left outside by his mother who may have been suffering from a mental health crisis. When he saw the police gathered near his home, and noticed his daughter was not there, he ran outside.
    Columbus Blue Jackets sit goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky due to 'internal matter'

    Columbus Blue Jackets sit goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky due to 'internal matter'

    Although no one called the move a suspension, I don't know how else one would categorize Bob not being with the team for a game. Korpisalo has appeared in 15 games this season, posting a 6-2-2 record with a 3.29 GAA and an.889 save percentage.
  • James, Antetokounmpo lead NBA All-Star fan voting

    James, Antetokounmpo lead NBA All-Star fan voting

    Unlike previous year , the All-Star draft WILL be televised this season although the draft date has not yet been announced. The latest round of All-Star voting returns are in and, at the very top of each conference, nothing has changed .
    Actor Craig McLachlan Charged With Indecent Assault

    Actor Craig McLachlan Charged With Indecent Assault

    McLachlan is seeking $6.5 million in special damages, and his defamation hearing is set down for four weeks from February 4. However, it has not been confirmed whether the charges relate to the Rocky Horror Shows accusations.
    Backstop does not have a sting - Coveney

    Backstop does not have a sting - Coveney

    Sir Hugh Orde said a no-deal Brexit would only be a benefit to dissident republican terrorists. "The backstop is not needed". He described the backstop as a "bogeyman".
  • Bernie Sanders apologises for campaign sexual harassment

    Bernie Sanders apologises for campaign sexual harassment

    They added: "To be clear: no one who committed sexual harassment in 2016 would be back if there were a 2020 campaign". Sanders had issued an apology and said he wasn't aware of the incidents at the time. "I apologize ", he said.
    Sheriff says missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs has been found alive

    Sheriff says missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs has been found alive

    Jayme Closs was taken from her home in Barron, Wisconsin on October 15, after the teenager's parents were shot dead in their home. Autopsies determined the two died of gunshot wounds and were murdered, and that Closs was inside the home when they were killed.
    Langer in tense exchange with reporter amid Maxwell questions

    Langer in tense exchange with reporter amid Maxwell questions

    Sorry everyone for getting grumpy. "He's crystal clear and ... he's shown he is brilliant around the group in white-ball cricket". Such emails were a common part of discussions with players, according to CA, but in no way inferred guarantee of selection.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.