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Pregnant girl 'killed' by dad for 'honour'

Jan 24, 2011

NALGONDA: In a case of honour killing, tribal parents allegedly murdered their 16-year-old daughter after they came to know about her pregnancy out of wedlock.

This shocking incident took place in the hillocks of Guvvalagutta village in Chandampeta mandal in the Agency area of Nalgonda district on Sunday.

Ramavath Sharada died of excessive bleeding after her father Ramavath Harya Naik allegedly slashed her stomach with a sharp knife. Writhing in severe pain, the girl breathed her last.

To hush up the matter, Naik buried both Sharada and the five-month-old foetus. Naik is a small agriculturist in the village in the Nallamala forest range, located 85 km from the district headquarters.

The issue came to light in the evening after relatives questioned about the whereabouts of the girl. A sobbing mother Ramavath Chinni spilled the beans, while Naik is absconding.

Earlier in the day, Sharada had complained of severe stomach pain. Her parents took her to Devarakonda government hospital where doctors confirmed that it was pregnancy-related pain. Sources said Naik pleaded with the doctors to terminate the pregnancy but they refused.

On their way back, Naik had a huge fight with his daughter and beat her up 'for bringing disrepute' to the family. "Seething with rage, the accused cut her stomach with a knife leading to her death," sources said. Naik had reportedly taken a knife along when they left for the hospital.

Sources said Sharada's pregnancy was also mired in mystery. While some said she developed intimacy with a village youth, locals said she was allegedly raped by three youths six months ago.

While police have filed a case against the accused parents, a manhunt has been launched to nab Naik. Sources said the foetus and Sharada's body would be exhumed on Monday.

Last year, a tribal youth and a girl were bludgeoned to death by their families and later their bodies dumped in a stream in Haliya mandal for having married against their wishes.


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