Lucknow: A lesbian relationship between two teenage girls led to the murder of a four-year-old girl in Mau district. A 16-year-old girl has been arrested.
According to Mau SP Shivaji Shukla, the body of Ismat, daughter of Waris Hussain, was found under a heap of wooden planks in the house of Badri Seth. Neighbours had reported stench emanating from the house that usually remained locked. The police arrested Badri Seth and his son Manish, owners of the house, but investigation threw up a horrifying story.
According to the SP, Mr Seth’s 16-year-old daughter was in a lesbian relationship with the 15-year-old daughter of Mr Hussain, also elder sister of the deceased. Mr Hussain’s family strongly disapproved of the relationship and sent their daughter to a relative's house. Mr Seth’s daughter was desperate to meet her and on Chehellum, (November 11) she went and waited at the other house where the two girls used to meet. Ismat came out of her house to see the Chehellum procession and sauntered into the house where the girl was waiting. The girl called Ismat and asked about her elder sister. Ismat refused and tried to scream when the girl gagged her. She covered the child’s face with her hand for almost 20 minutes during which the child died. The girl left the body in the house covering it with wooden planks.
After her father and brother were arrested, the accused girl, under sustained interrogation, confessed to the crime....