Thursday, August 16, 2007


Mother kills daughter for wanting school

‘A 12-year-old Indian girl was beaten and then hanged by her mother for demanding she be sent to school, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported today.

The girl was beaten unconscious with a rolling pin by her mother in a village in Jodhpur district in the western desert state of Rajasthan this month.

“The mother thought she had killed the girl and, in panic, decided to make it appear like a suicide,” a police officer was quoted as saying.

“She allegedly tied a rope around the girl’s neck and hung her from the ceiling.”

The woman has been arrested.

The girl’s father, a labourer, said he and his wife could not afford a bicycle to send their daughter to school a few miles away.’

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