In a shocking incident, a class XI student was allegedly beheaded in front of her school in Kotma village of Madhya Pradesh. The incident took place on Thursday in Kotma which is about 30 km away from Anuppur. The accused was reportedly stalking the girl for years and was spurned. He was arrested hours after committing the crime. The incident took place when the girl was on her way to give her biology practical exam.
The exam was scheduled to begin at 1 PM in the afternoon and the victim was attacked around 12:30 PM, police said. The development was confirmed by a retired teacher of the school who is reportedly the only eyewitness in the case so far. The accused reportedly hacked girl’s neck thrice with a sword, severing it. The girl died on spot and the accused fled reports said.
The matter came to light when the teacher who witnessed the crime raised alarm and police were called. However, none of the other students were able to see the accused as they were inside the school. The police later arrested the accused from his house based on the statement given by the girl’s family.
Madhya Pradesh has witnessed an increase in crime against women in last few years, forcing the government to consider options. Last year, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led government had cleared a proposal to enact a law for awarding death sentence to those guilty of raping girls aged 12 or below in the state.
This decision was taken after a 19-year-old UPSC aspirant was allegedly raped on October 31 last year while returning home from her coaching institute. According to the data released by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data for 2015, Madhya Pradesh reported the highest number of rape cases (4,391) in the country.
The Hyderabad police too had recently arrested a couple for beheading a girl as part of a human sacrifice ritual during the ‘super blue blood moon’ on January 31. The act was done as part of the ritual suggested by a ‘tantrik’.