16-yr-old kills alcoholic father after rape bid

A 16-year-old girl murdered her alcoholic father when he made sexual advances towards her in Salem district on Wednesday night.
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Police said that the minor, had initially pushed her father away when he first made the advances. “He fell down but again tried to force himself upon her. The infuriated girl then picked up a grinding stone and smashed his head. He bled severely and died on the spot,” police said. Police said the wife of the deceased, a farm worker, had already left him five years ago to live at her parents’, as she was unable to bear his torture. “He was an alcoholic and used to assault her frequently over petty issues. Meanwhile, family members and relatives tried to broker peace between the couple and asked him to stay with the family as their children, two daughters aged 16 and 14 and a nine-year-old son have all grown up,” police said.

Only two weeks ago, he came to stay with his wife at his in-laws. Before trying to rape his daughter, the man, who’d come drunk on Wednesday night, had locked up his wife in a room following a quarrel.

The incident came to light on Thursday morning. Jalakandapuram police sent his body to Salem Government Hospital for a post-mortem. The police have secured the girl for murder and further investigations are on.

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