G. Priya (16), Plus One student of Government Girls’ Higher Secondary School in Krishnagiri, was allegedly beaten to death by her father, Govindaraj (35), on Tuesday.

According to police, the girl’s body was found hanging in her house in Eppalam area near Shoolagiri on Tuesday. During inquiry, the girl’s father Govindaraj confessed to the police that he had beaten her to death on Tuesday.

Later, he hanged her from a rope to make it look like a case of suicide.

Case registered

Sources said that the girl wanted to visit her grandparents for Pongal festival, which was declined by Govindaraj. In a fit of rage, he had hit Priya, in which she collapsed and died.

Police recovered the body and sent it to Government Taluk Hospital in Hosur for post mortem.

Shoolagiri police have registered a case.

Judicial custody

Govindaraj was arrested and remanded in judicial custody , sources said.