Gujarat, March 23: A 16-year-old girl was stabbed to death by a 23-year-old man for refusing his marriage proposal in Gujarat’s Jetalsar area. Police have arrested the accused, identified as Jayesh Sarvaiya.

The incident took place on March 17 when the Class 12 student was with her brother at their home in Jetalsar village of Jetpur taluka of Gujarat’s Rajkot.

The victim was dragged out of her house and stabbed 32 times by Jayesh Sarvaiya after she rejected his marriage proposal. The victim’s brother also suffered injuries after the accused stabbed him 4-5 times when he tried to save his sister.

The victim’s father has demanded justice and called for strict action against the accused.

Meanwhile, BJP state president CR Patil on Monday met the family members of the victim and said the government was committed to punish the guilty in the case.

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Congress working president Hardik Patel and NCP leader Reshma Patel also met the family members and raised questions over the law and order situation of the state.