Rape victim commits suicide; family, BSP workers protest

UP: Rape victim commits suicide
Hathras, July 15:  A Dalit woman, who was allegedly gang-raped, committed suicide by setting herself ablaze, prompting her family and BSP workers to stage a protest on Tuesday which led to traffic jam in Sikandarau area here.

The woman, who was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by some persons in Jaswant Nagar area of Etawah on July 12, set herself ablaze on Monday, police said.

She was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died during treatment. Vehicular movement at Sikandarau area resumed only after Superintendent of Police Deepika Tiwari reached the spot and assured the family members and BSP workers that the accused will be nabbed soon.

"The victim has given her statement before her death in which she had taken some names. We have identified them and will arrest them soon", Tiwari said. She said information in this regard has been forwarded to Jaswant Nagar police.


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