CNN reports that a boy has been arrested in India for beheading his 19-year-old sister. The report claims that he did this while their mother held the girl’s legs.
The police in Vaijapur, Maharashtra told the press that the victim married a man his family didn’t approve of, and she was two months old pregnant at the time of her murder. Her mother, the report said, invited her over for tea on Sunday, a trap that led to her death.
“That is when the brother took a scythe and struck her four times and beheaded her. They then picked up the head and kept it outside the house in the yard and left the body inside,” the police said. “The mother was holding her legs during the incident and was equally complicit.”
The victim’s husband escaped, while the alleged murderers visited the police station to confess to the murder. The police found the body and the head inside the house.
The alleged teen murderer was “sent to a juvenile home and the mother is in custody.”
A BBC report added that police believe the mother and son may have taken a photo with the woman’s head. The family did not approve of the marriage because the man’s family was poorer than theirs.