Under Pressure to Scrap Rape Case, Woman Commits Suicide in Uttar Pradesh

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The alleged rape victim could not withstand the undue pressure to withdraw case by family of the accused, she took this extreme step.

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SAMBHAL — A 21-year-old woman, an alleged rape victim, took her own life by hanging herself using a “dupatta” in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district, police said on Friday.

“A complaint from the girl’s father said she was raped by a man against whom a case was registered at the Bahjoi police station on January 27. The accused, Ashish, was sent to jail on February 3,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Chakresh Mishra said, reports PTI.

The family members of the accused were allegedly pressuring her daughter to withdraw the case, due to which she was suffering from anxiety, the father of the girl reportedly said in the complaint.

The alleged rape victim could not withstand the undue pressure to withdraw case, she took this extreme step.

A case has been registered against the father, mother and brother of the accused, and they have been arrested, the police said.

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