By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
Published: 09:36 BST, 7 October 2020 | Updated: 09:36 BST, 7 October 2020
A teenage girl left pregnant after being raped was strangled to death by her father who then mutilated her body in an honour killing in India.
The 16-year-old, who has not been named, is thought to have been killed on September 23 when she went missing from a village close to Shahjahanpur, in northern India.
Police believe the girl was beaten and strangled, before her dead body was decapitated and the headless corpse buried in a riverbed.
The case was only brought to light after the body was discovered on Tuesday, because her family did not report her as missing.
A 16-year-old girl who fell pregnant after being raped in northern India was then beaten and strangled to death by her father, who decapitated her corpse and buried the body (file image)
After discovering the body, detectives confronted the girl's father who admitted to the crime. Her brother has also been arrested and charged over the murder.