Lucknow: A horrific incident from a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district terrified every passerby as on Wednesday afternoon they spotted a man calmly walking down the road with the severed head of his 17-year-old daughter.
Sarvesh Kumar, an eye witness, who saw the man with the head walking down the road in Pandetara village – around 200 km from Lucknow, called the police.
Two police officers came to intercept him started filming the approach on one of their phones. They asked him his name, where is he from and whose head it was. Sarvesh replied without hesitation.
In the video, the accused admitted to beheading his daughter with a sharp tool because he was unhappy with her relationship with a man.
“I did it. There was no one else. I closed the latch and did it. The body is in the room,” he was quoted saying.
When the police asked him to put the head down and sit by the road, once again he obliged the orders without protest. After that the policemen brought Sarvesh to the police station and arrested him.
“A person named Sarvesh killed his teenaged daughter and was spotted carrying her severed head on the road. We intercepted him as soon as we received information about it and have taken him into custody. We have also taken serious note of a photo which shows a police official carrying her head inappropriately. The cop has been suspended,” said Kapil Deo Singh, who is a police official posted in Hardoi.
The crime capital Uttar Pradesh, as per the latest data released by the National Crime Record Bureau in September last year, topped the list of states with the highest number of crimes against women in 2019. Uttar Pradesh also had the highest number of crimes against female children under the POCSO Act with 7,444 cases, while Maharashtra stood second with 6,402 and Madhya Pradesh third with 6,053 cases.