Girl, 17, ‘beaten to death by relatives and hung from a bridge’ for wearing jeans during a re gious ritual in India
An Indian teenager was killed by members of her family and then hung from a bridge because she wore jeans, it has been cmed.
Neha Paswan, 17, was allegedly beaten to death by her grandfather and uncles after she refused to change out of jeans and into traditional clothing during a re gious festival.
Her body was found hanging from a nearby bridge in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh the next morning.
Her mother Shakunt Devi Paswan told the BBC: 'She had kept a day-long re gious fast. In the evening, she put on a pair of jeans and a top and performed her rituals.
她的母亲Shakunt Devi Paswan告诉BBC:“她做了一整天的宗教斋戒。晚上，她穿了一条牛仔裤和一件上衣，进行她的仪式。
'When her grandparents objected to her attire, Neha retorted that jeans were made to be worn and that she would wear it.'
She cmed the extended family had frequently compned of Neha's attire which they deemed 'inappropriate' and were angered when she refused to wear traditional clothing.
On the night of Neha's death the argument reportedly escted and led to the teen being thrashed with sticks and rods in their home in the village of Savreji Kharg in Deoria.
据报道，在Neha死亡当晚，争吵升级，导致这名少年在Deoria Savreji Kharg村的家中遭到棍棒殴打。
Shakunt Devi said the perpetrators then called an autorickshaw and cmed they were taken unconscious Neha to hospital for treatment.
She said: 'They wouldn't let me accompany them so I alerted my relatives who went to the district hospital looking for her but couldn't find her.'
The next morning rumours circulated about the body of a girl hanging from a bridge over the Gandak river - it was Neha's.
Police have opened a murder investigation into 10 people allegedly involved in Neha's death, including her grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins.
The rickshaw driver was also arrested for hel to dispose of the body.
The grandparents and uncles were detained by officers who are looking for the six remaining fugitives.
Shakunt Devi added Neha was ho to become a police officer but that 'her dreams would never be realised now'.
Bailey21, UK, United Kingdom
Utterly barbaric. That poor young girl did not deserve to be beaten to death for wearing jeans.RIP young lady.
The Billy Hawk, London, United Kingdom
What a deplorable antediluvian mindset is behind this vile crime.
Spencerve, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
they must be punished and jailed for this.
G.eazy, London, United Kingdom
So cant wear Jean's but can murder a child like this? Disgustingly e l people living on this planet. Makes me sick to think about them still living.
zebra17, london, United Kingdom
Madness dressed as re gion.
Mike0101, Carlisle, United Kingdom
Imagine beating your child to death for this.
I know the truth 62, Lincoln, United Kingdom
Men again dictating all over the world Rip.
Sas_100, Hinckley, United Kingdom
Absolutely horrific. Poor girl.
C_DM, London, United Kingdom
Gosh. So sad. Makes me angry that this young girl suffered like this.
Arrrrrrgh124, The burbs
Words fail me. How on earth can someone do this to another human being, let alone your own flesh and blood. Rest in peace, poor girl.
sandman1971, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
AustralianGenius, Canberra, Australia
Truly horrific. RIP beautiful soul.
KindChick, Auckland, New Zend
I see the boys and men in the pictures wearing Jeans
First Lady M, England, United Kingdom
I can't believe what I just read! He grandfather/her uncles:( Men To a 15 year old girl!!! Woman/girls still suffering at the hand of men! When will this stop??!
Dr m, Colchester, United Kingdom
That's a bit of a drastic overreaction to denim. Poor girl.
TreboreTrebor, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Absolutely less !
LastGirlOnTheLeft , Belfast, Israel
I can see boys in the picture wearing jeans. Yet men decide to destroy her for the same.
So wearing jeans is inappropriate behaviour but murder is not. Total ignorance and barbarism.
Ivertheengine, Reading, United Kingdom
In the name of re gion? Let's hope the perpetrators rot in hell!
Myfeedback-, London, United Kingdom
There are lots of e l men doing horrendous things to women int he name of honour or re gion. So sad
Lana Paradis, London, United Kingdom
Phil Willson, Dorchester, United Kingdom
I have no words.
JMD, Cymru , United Kingdom
...Complete silence from feminists and Hollywood's elite.
scrotum scratcher, London , United Kingdom
What's wrong with these people ; beyond words ; absolutely horrific as others have mentioned.
Imissmydog, Twickenham, United Kingdom
What possible re gion condones this?