Uttar Pradesh: Gangrape survivor ends life after being threatened again; five arrested
After being threatened with rape for the second time, a 16-year-old gangrape survivor committed suicide in Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday evening.
According to the police, the victim hung herself from the ceiling fan in her room when three of the five accused of gangraping her five months ago, threatened to rape her again if she didn't withdraw her complaint.
The incident dates back to the month of July, when the victim was for the first time abducted by the five accused and gangraped her at a secluded spot. After holding her in captivity and repeatedly raping her for five days, the accused threw her back in her Kirthal village under Ramala Police Station.
However, the girl's parents filed an FIR against the five accused. The inquiry was later handed over to the Sub-Inspector Ajai Kumar but he did not initiate any action against accused.
After failing to get justice, the gangrape survivor met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath two months ago and told about her ordeal. Based on her complaint, Yogi directed the Baghpat police to arrest the accused immediately.
Despite strict orders from the chief minister, the police failed to arrest the accused.
The victim was for the second time threatened by three of five accused when she had gone out to the market and also passed lewd comments. The accused also threatened her to withdraw the case or they would gangrape her again and kill family.
Unable to bear this humiliation, the victim told her parents about how she was threatened again by her rapists. She later committed suicide.
After the suicide of the teenager, Baghpat SSP Jai Kumar ordered an inquiry into the case. The five accused have also been arrested, pending further investigation.
Case was registered in July. We Probed&concluded the 5 accused be arrested&produced before court. IO who probed earlier suspended:Baghpat SP pic.twitter.com/FVIfP3towR— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 15, 2017
"I am surprised over the final report. I have already issued instructions for immediate arrest of all five accused and initiate strict action against erring police officers," said the SSP.