Meghalaya: Man suspected of killing 17-year-old stepdaughter found dead in NGH
A man suspected of allegedly killing his stepdaughter was found dead in Meghalaya’s North Garo Hills (NGH) district on Saturday morning.
According to official sources, the suspect hanged himself, and police officials found his body in a jungle soon afterwards.
The 17-year-old girl was allegedly beaten to death by her stepfather on April 23.
Sources state that the accused had taken his family to a clan meeting before excusing himself halfway through the proceedings to return home and sexually assault his stepdaughter.
He also assaulted her with a blunt object when she fought off his advances and fled the scene.
Police were soon alerted about the incident and issued a lookout notice for the suspect.
“He killed his daughter and then fled the scene of the crime before he could be apprehended. A search for the suspect is currently on and, we are hopeful for a breakthrough in this case,” Superintendent of Police, NGH, Abraham T Sangma told reporters on Friday.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the girl was sexually assaulted, and police have sent the body for an autopsy to confirm the rape.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)