A teenage girl has been beaten to death by her relations just because she wore jeans, her mother claimed.
Neha Paswan, 17, was killed in Uttar Pradesh, India.
Neha’s mum, Shakuntala Devi Paswan, revealed that a gang of fundamentalist men including, Neha’s grandfather and uncles, murdered her with sticks.
Neha’s father, Amarnath, who lives in another town, said he worked hard so Neha and his other children could attend school just for him to return to ascertain that his daughter has been murdered.
According to Neha’s mum, Shakuntala, after observing a day-long fast, Neha came downstairs wearing a pair of jeans.
Her grandfather took issue together with her choice of outfit but Neha told him the item was made to be worn and she or he would wear it.
Soon after, the violence began and Neha was brutally attacked by 10 men wielding sticks. When they were done, they disposed of the evidence in an effort to hide up their heinous crime.
Shakuntala said they claimed Neha was taken to the hospital but she was prevented from getting to the hospital together with her daughter. She is no t sure Neha was eventually taken to the hospital.
Neha’s mum said:
They wouldn’t let me accompany them so I alerted my relatives who visited the district hospital trying to find her but couldn’t find her.
Neha was found subsequent morning hanging from a bridge by her mother.
Four people are arrested and questioned by police as investigations continue, including Neha’s granddad and two uncles.
Neha was often pressured for attending school and wearing modern clothing by her traditionalist relatives .
Neha’s death has triggered new conversations about the treatment of girls by men in India.
Gender activist, Rolly Shivhare, stated:
It’s shocking that within the 21st Century, we are killing and assaulting girls for wearing jeans or talking on a mobile .