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UP: 2 people arrested for allegedly raping a girl who committed suicide in Aligarh

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 April 2020, 17:56 IST
Uttar Pradesh, Aligarh

Two people were taken into custody for allegedly raping a girl, who later committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh, said police.

An FIR has been registered against the two and the victims dead body has been sent for post-mortem.


Aligarh Superintendent of Police Muniraj, while talking to ANI, stated that the rape victim ended her life after the panchayat did not take any stern action against the accused.

"Yesterday, police were informed that a rape victim girl committed suicide in Aligarh's Dadon. Sister of the deceased told police that a panchayat was convened wherein the accused were slapped and let-off. After that, the girl went home and committed suicide," said Mr Muniraj.

"An FIR has been registered and two youth have been arrested. Body of the victim has been sent for postmortem," he said.

A probe in the case is taking place and the police stated that action will be taken against the people who took part in the panchayat and they would be facing charges of abetment of suicide.

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First published: 27 April 2020, 17:56 IST
 
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