A 15-year-old lady, who was allegedly raped by her neighbour, died by suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi district on Thursday after a purported clip of the sexual assault went viral, police stated.
An FIR has been registered in opposition to the teenager’s neighbour (22) and his household on the premise of a grievance by her brother, and a probe is underway, police added. ASP Samar Bahadur stated the teenager was allegedly raped by the accused, Jai Singh, just a few days in the past.
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The deceased’s brother alleged the accused’s associates circulated a purported video of the assault. It wasn’t instantly clear as to who took the video.
“On Thursday, the survivor, alongside along with her elder sister and brother, visited the accused’s home to confront him however they had been allegedly thrashed by him and his household. Later, the teenager hanged herself utilizing a sari in a abandoned home,” the ASP stated. The accused has been booked for rape and underneath the Pocso Act. His household has been booked for assault underneath the IPC, he stated.