A TEENAGE girl allegedly stabbed her brother to death in Amreli town late on Monday. Police said the girl saw him as an “obstacle” to her “love affair” with their neighbour. Amreli police said that the incident took place at around 6 pm on Monday when the 23-year-old brother was watching TV with his 17-year-old sister at their residence in Asopalav Society on Chital road of Amreli. All of a sudden, the teenager stabbed her brother in chest with a knife. As the boy tried to escape, the girl chased him to the door and before he could open it, stabbed him again in the neck.
“The stab wound in the neck led to profuse bleeding and killed him on the spot. As he was lying in front of the door, the girl went outside and told neighbours that he had committed suicide,” Amreli city police inspector Ashok Pandya said on Tuesday.
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Police said that the father of the accused was an advocate in Amreli while her mother was a health worker at Chavand village in Lathi taluka of Amreli district. The parents were away for work when the incident took place. Police further said that Siddharth had studied engineering while the teenager had cleared her Class XII examination recently.
Pandya further said that it was only after the victim’s parents raised suspicion against their daughter that police started questioning her. After a while, the girl confessed to the crime. Police have recovered the clothes that she wore while stabbing her brother and which she washed later. Police also spotted bloodstains on the washbasin. “The girl says that her parents had been neglecting her for years and to avenge this neglect, she killed her brother. However, her parents claim that she was in love with one Navnit Madhad, a neighbour, and that Siddharth did not approve of it. Therefore, she murdered her brother as she considered him as an obstacle in her relationship with Madhad,” Pandya, the investigating officer of the case, said.
Police said that Madhad was also a student. “However, he claims that he was away to Ghela Somnath (in Vinchhiya taluka of Rajkot district) on Monday and has nothing to do with the crime. But we shall analyse his call details to check his location on Monday and to know if he was in touch with the accused,” the inspector added. Police said that the girl learnt the modus operandi of the murder from a television crime serial. Based on a complaint filed by the girl’s father, Amreli city police have booked the teenager and Madhad for murder. Police are questioning the girl.