Residents of the Hardoi district in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh gave the name police When they saw the man, known as Sarvesh Kumar, walking down a village road carrying his daughter’s head, according to New Delhi Television (NDTV).
The officers filmed a video of their interactions with Kumar, who they said they told them had locked the girl in her room and decapitated her with a sharp object, BBC News reported.
He reportedly said in the video: “I did. There was no one else there.” “I closed the latch and did it. The body is in the room.”
Kapil Dio Singh, a Hardway police official, said Kumar had been arrested and an officer seen in a photo improperly holding the girl’s head had been suspended, according to NDTV.
Hundreds of people have been killed in India because of unapproved romantic relationships with their families (known as “honor killings”) and Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of crimes against women of any Indian state, according to the country’s National Crime Records Bureau. In 2019, according to BBC And the NDTV.
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