Dalit girl beheaded by neighbour for rejecting advances
A senior police official said Wednesday the accused
Dinesh Kumar has been arrested and lodged in Salem jail and a probe was on.
The incident happened at a small village near Attur in
Salem district recently.
In a complaint filed by the victim's relatives, they have levelled allegations of sexual misconduct against the accused, a caste Hindu, the official said.
The police dismissed media reports that the accused was mentally disturbed.
According to reports, the deceased teenager had rejected the accused's advances and also informed her mother.
Police said Kumar beheaded her using a sickle.
The victim was studying at a nearby government school
and was the last of three siblings. Her parents are said to be labourers.
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