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MP: 16-yr-old girl hacked to death with sword, probe on

ANI
Published : Feb 23, 2018, 2:12 pm IST
Updated : Feb 23, 2018, 2:13 pm IST

The accused struck her on her back, neck and throat, nearly severing her head.

The incident came to light on Thursday, when Pooja Panika was attacked with a sword on her neck, where she died on the spot. (Photo: ANI)
 The incident came to light on Thursday, when Pooja Panika was attacked with a sword on her neck, where she died on the spot. (Photo: ANI)

Anuppur (Madhya Pradesh): A 16-year-old girl was hacked to death with a sword outside her school at Kotma village in Madhya Pradesh's Anuppur district by a jilted man.

The incident came to light on Thursday, when Pooja Panika, who was studying in class 11 of an all girl's government school was attacked with a sword on her neck, where she died on the spot, said the police officials.

The accused struck her on her back, neck and throat, nearly severing her head. The victim's family alleged a man named Dilip Sahu to be her killer.

"In 2014 the girl had filed a complaint of eve-teasing against the Dilip and a criminal investigation was done on the matter," said SDOP Vijay Singh. Dilip has been arrested in the matter and is being interrogated by the police.

"I saw a girl outside and a man walking behind her outside the school and thought they were family. The man suddenly started beating the girl. I tried to intervene and shouted him to stop, as I was about 20 feet away, he managed ran away," said an eyewitness.

The investigation is underway in the matter.

Tags: crime, murder, eve teasing, sword
Location: India, Madhya Pradesh