19-year-old com­mits sui­cide, fa­ther says she was raped

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Htrajasthan -

BARMER PO­LICE REG­IS­TERED A CASE OF KID­NAP­PING, ABET­MENT TO SUI­CIDE AND RAPE AGAINST THE AC­CUSED

:A 19-year-old woman in Barmer ended her life on Tues­day morn­ing af­ter a man, who al­legedly kid­napped her and later raped her, threat­ened to de­fame her if she re­ported the crime.

Po­lice reg­is­tered a case of kid­nap­ping, abet­ment to sui­cide and rape against the ac­cused on the com­plaint given by the woman’s fa­ther.

Cho­htan po­lice sta­tion chief Suren­dra Ku­mar Pra­japat said that a case un­der Sec­tion 363 (pun­ish­ment for kid­nap­ping), 366 (kid­nap­ping, ab­duct­ing or in­duc­ing woman to com­pel her mar­riage, etc), 306 (abet­ment of sui­cide), 450 (house tres­pass in or­der to com­mit of­fence pun­ish­able with im­pris­on­ment for life) of the In­dia Pe­nal Code was reg­is­tered on Tues­day night.

“The woman’s fa­ther said she jumped into a water tank out­side their house on Tues­day morn­ing but the fam­ily found out about the sui­cide in the evening and re­ported it to us,” he said.

Pra­japat said po­lice were look­ing for the ac­cused.

In the com­plaint, the woman’s fa­ther al­leged that she was kid­napped from their house on Mon­day night and raped at an iso­lated place. The ac­cused was threat­en­ing to de­fame her if she re­ported the crime. This, the fa­ther said, led to the woman’s sui­cide.

The SHO said the case was reg­is­tered on the ba­sis of the fa­ther’s com­plaint.

“The body of the woman was given to the fam­ily af­ter the post­mortem,” he added.

This is sec­ond such case in Barmer. Ear­lier, an­other rape vic­tim had ended her life af­ter be­ing threat­ened by the ac­cused. In that case, the vic­tim had ap­proached the po­lice sev­eral times but was ig­nored by the po­lice, which led her to com­mit sui­cide. MUKESH MATHRANI

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