A 17 year girl Neha Paswan was allegedly beaten to death.As per the reports by BBC news, a teenager was beaten to death by members of her extended family in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh because they didn’t like her wearing jeans.
Her mother Shakuntala Devi Paswan told the BBC new hindi that her daughter was beaten by her uncle and grandfather after there was an argument between them on wearing jeans .This happened at their house in Savreji Kharg village in Deoria district.
“Neha has kept a fast all day long ,in the evening she has put on a pair of jeans and top when her grandfather objected.Neha retorted that jeans were made to be worn and that she would wear it,” her mother said.
Shakuntala Devi said that she found her daughter lying unconscious on the floor, when the family members told an autorikshaw to take her to the hospital.
Shakuntala Devi was not allowed to go to the hospital so she informed her relatives who went to the hospital but could not find her.
The next morning, Shakuntala Devi said, they heard that the body of a girl was hanging from the bridge over the Gandak river that flows through the region. They discovered it was Neha.
Police have lodged a case of murder and destruction of evidence against 10 people, including Neha’s grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and the auto driver.