A young man allegedly threatened a 17-year-old girl to cut her into pieces after she turned down his marriage proposal.
The Kanpur police have arrested the accused, identified as Mohd Faiz.
Faiz was allegedly forcing the minor to marry him but she rejected his proposal. Angry over rejection, he threatened the girl, saying, "If the marriage doesn't happen, I will cut you into pieces."
The man used to follow the girl to school and harassed her repeatedly, the girl's family told police.
They also tried to counsel Faiz but he did not stop harassing the girl.
Following this, the girl's family approached senior police officials and filed a complaint against Faiz, claiming threat to girl's life.
The Naubasta police raided Faiz's residence in Chaman Ganj where his family clashed with the police, prompting them to call more officers to the spot. Later, Faiz was arrested.
ACP Naubasta, Abhishek Kumar Pandey said that a case was filed against Mohammed Faiz under the POCSO Act.
(With inputs from IANS)