Girl, 13, beheaded by spurned higher caste neighbour

A 13-year-old Indian girl was beheaded when she refused to have sex with a neighbour from a higher caste.

Cops say the teen was attacked with a farm implement that hacked her head off as she fought to keep her virtue.

The sickening attack is just the latest atrocity in the country’s caste-based violence. Authorities said there were 47,000 incidents of attacks on the lower caste last year.

Investigators say the incident occurred in a small village near Attur.

The accused was named in local media as Dinesh Kumar.

According to detectives, the girl was studying at a nearby school and had reportedly told her family the man was sexually pestering her. She spurned his advances.

Local media said her family was of a lower caste than the accused killer. The caste issue apparently triggered his rage.

“The girl was brutally murdered. The investigation is ongoing and the accused has been arrested,” senior police official Ponkarthik Kumar told CNN.

The suspect has been charged under an act banning caste-based violence.

The girl’s heartbroken mother wants to see Kumar swinging from the end of a rope.

“He said, ‘Sleep with me and I’ll give you flowers and thread’. In fact, she told me about this when we were stringing flowers inside the house,” the unnamed mother said. “That was when Dinesh stormed into the house with a sickle.”

The mother also wants the accused killer’s wife and brother arrested and charged.

“His wife could have raised her voice and warned us. We would have at least gotten out of the house and ran. But she didn’t,” the mother told local reporters.

“In fact, after Dinesh killed my daughter and left with her head, his wife and brother were waiting outside the house. They told him to leave the head inside our house itself. This was a planned murder and hence the police must arrest those two.”

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