Report: Father invites man to dinner, tortures him to death 2 months after alleged rape of daughter
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DELHI, India – A man has reportedly confessed in connection with the death of a man he allegedly tortured to death after learning the man had allegedly raped his daughter.
The Indian Express reports the father was furious about the alleged rape of his 14-year-old daughter and had called the man over to his home for dinner Friday night.
The 36-year-old father reportedly tied the 45-year-old man to a chair and used heated tongs to burn the man’s genitals before allegedly strangling him to death. The alleged incident occurred in the Khajuri Khas area of Delhi.
Indian Express reports the man acted in response to the alleged rape of his daughter by the man, who worked as a medical supplier, two months previously.
“The father called the medicine supplier over to his house saying he wanted to discuss some issue,” an officer said, according to the Indian Express. “He served him dinner. After the meal, the father overpowered the man and tied him to a chair. He got heated tongs and burned the supplier’s genitals before strangling him to death. He came to the police station and surrendered himself.”
The man did not initially report the alleged rape because he feared people would blame his daughter for the incident, according to the Indian Express.
Click here for the initial report from the Indian Express, and click here for a follow up story in which it is reported the father meant to harm the man but not kill him.