Honor Killing; Daughter Shot Dead

  November 12, 2020 By: INSEC

The District Police Office has arrested six people including the parents of Amrita Kumari Sah, 17, of Loukaha in Madhavnarayan Municipality-7 of Rautahat on November 29, 2020. She was shot in the right forehead while sleeping at her parent’s house. Police said that she was shot dead on the spot. While Sita Devi Sah (her mother) had gone to the toilet at night, an unidentified person entered the house and shot Amrita in the head. The mother of the deceased said that she saw her daughter shaking when she came out of the toilet and went to the room. Sosindra Prasad Bhagat, 30, of the same place was involved in a romantic relationship with Amrita for the past three years. Later Amrita was married to Rupesh Sah of Bishnu Rural Municipality-3, Sarlahi in last February under the pressure of her family. Amrita had tried stabbing Rupesh after which she was sent back to her parent’s house and divorced.

After the divorce, a case was registered against Amrita Kumari Sah and Sosindra Prasad Bhagat at the District Police Office, Sarlahi on the charge of attempted murder. The relationship between Amrita Kumari and Sosindra was not accepted by the parents with the fear of losing their dignity. Ram Ayodhya Sah, 55, father of the victim and brother-in-law Laxman Sah of Dewahi Gonahi Municipality-2 paid Rs 150,000 to Chhotelal Sah, 45, of Paroha Municipality-4 to kill Amrita. They had planned to kill the victim, taking her to India.

According to the police, after the plan to take Amrita to India for treatment on the morning of Mahanavami failed on October 25, Ram Ayodhya Sah and Laxman Sah shot her dead on November 11.

Amrita’s father Ram Ayodhya, 55, mother Sita Devi Sah, 50, Sheikh Aliyas, 60, of Dewahi Gonahi Municipality-2, Islam Ansari, 40, of the same place, Sheikh Imtaz of the same place and Chhotelal, 46, of Paroha Municipality-4, were also involved in the incident. According to SP Shah, the district court in Rautahat has extended the time limit by seven days on November 29. The postmortem of the body was conducted at the District Hospital, Gaur on November 12.

Kopila Timalsina