A man has been accused of killing his underage girlfriend out of anger, as she allegedly was speaking to another suitor using the smartphone that he had gifted her in Pakur district, Jharkhand, India on Sunday, April 3.

The 15-year-old victim reportedly went missing on Sunday night, April 3, after she headed out with her 20-year-old boyfriend to watch a football match. The missing girl's body was subsequently found in a secluded area on Monday morning, April 4.

The accused, identified as 20-year-old Niman Soren, has reportedly been in a relationship with the underage victim for the past two years. According to the victim's uncle, the suspect often visited the girl's house and also spent nights at her place. Recently, the accused, who had gifted the minor with a smartphone, started suspecting that his girlfriend was talking to another man on the phone, India Today reported.

On Sunday evening, the man confronted the girl about his suspicions and a heated argument quickly escalated between the couple. Later that evening, on their way back home from the match, the suspect allegedly asked the girl to return the phone that he had gifted her. However, when the girl refused to hand over the phone, the accused, in a fit of rage, allegedly slit her throat with a sharp object and killed her.

After committing the gruesome crime, the man fled the scene, taking off with the girl's phone and the sharp weapon he used to slash the victim, NDTV reported.

Following the violent incident, police officers reached the spot and launched an investigation into the murder. The authorities subsequently arrested the accused in Islampur village, Kankarbona in the Muffasil Police Station area.

"We have arrested a youth in connection with the murder of a minor girl. The boy had gifted a mobile phone to the girl but later on, he came to know that the girl used the same phone to communicate with someone else. When he used to ask her about the same, she never gave a satisfactory answer. An enraged youth then went to the girl's house and killed her," Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) of Mahespur, Navneet Hebrom, said.

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