16-year-old rape victim commits suicide in Nagpur

Nagpur, Sep 15 (PTI) A 16-year-old rape victim allegedly committed suicide in Maharashtra’s Nagpur. Earlier, the accused of raping her had got bail.

Nitin Phatangare, senior inspector of Jaripatka police station, told that the girl lived with her father, stepmother and brother. He said that he allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his house in Jaripatka area on Monday morning.

According to the police, she was allegedly raped by a relative of her stepmother in June, following which a complaint was lodged with the police and the accused was arrested.

He said that the accused was recently released on bail from the Central Jail. Fatangare told that since then the girl was in depression.

The body has been sent for post-mortem and a case of accidental death has been registered, the official said.

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