Police arrested two people in connection with killing of a pregnant teen

PALAMAU: Two people have been arrested for allegedly killing a pregnant 17-year-old girl and burying her body in the Sone riverbed, police said on Sunday.

The murder was a result of the victim pressuring her lover to marry her and the latter refusing to do so. He had contacted a nurse who had demanded Rs 10,000 for abortion but he failed to arrange the money, the officer said.

Initial investigation has revealed that the accused had taken the girl to a location and later killed her by stabbing with a knife.

The accused persons then took the dead body to Sone river and buried it in the riverbed, he said, adding the body was found on February 27.

The deceased’s 18-year-old lover and his friend were arrested from Koriyadih village in Hussainabad police station area on Saturday, the police said.