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Depressed after accused freed from jail, 16-year-old rape victim dies by suicide in Nagpur

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Nagpur, Sep 16, 2021: A 16-year-old rape victim died by suicide allegedly after the accused who had kidnapped and raped her in Nagpur was released on bail.



According to the police, the incident happened on Monday in Nagpur’s Jaripatka police station area. The minor hanged herself from the ceiling at her residence.

Police Inspector Nitin Phatangare said that the victim had been abducted and raped by a relative of her stepmother in June. A kidnapping case was filed earlier by the family and the girl was rescued from Bengaluru and the accused arrested under the Protection of Children against Sexual Offences Act.

Police officials said they had filed a charge sheet in the case and the accused was recently released on bail. As per sources, the victim had been depressed since then.

Officials claimed they haven’t heard of any threat to the victim from the accused since his release on August 11 on bail.

Senior police officials said that they were trying that the case against the accused is tried in a fast-track court. The victim’s family is in shock due to the incident.

Courtesy:India Today

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