Recently, a 17-year-old girl in India was beaten to death by her relatives with a stick after fasting during the day and changing into jeans at night for a ceremony.
According to a BBC report on July 27, Neha Paswan of India, a 17-year-old girl who lives in a small village in remote Deoria County, has always liked to wear modern clothes. Recently, after a religious fast, Neha changed into jeans for the ceremony. The move was immediately opposed by her grandparents. At the time, Neha countered that jeans were meant to be worn and insisted on wearing them that way.
During the altercation, the grandfather and uncle began beating Neha with sticks until she fell unconscious. Her grandparents called a tricycle and said they were going to take her to the hospital for treatment. Neha’s mother insisted on following along, but was not allowed to accompany her. Early the next morning, her mother heard that the body of a girl had been hung from a bridge. The villagers went to check it and found that it was Neha’s body.
Indian police have charged 10 people, including Neha’s grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins and tricycle driver, on murder charges. The girl’s grandparents, uncle and driver have been arrested and are being interrogated. Neha’s father, who works in Ludiana, Punjab, has returned home to deal with his daughter’s affairs. (Text Eight Tubes)