Updated: October 8, 2020 11:45:30 am
Over two months after a teenaged woman dedicated suicide following her alleged rape by 5 males in Chhattisgarh, police have exhumed her physique as a part of probe into the incident, an official mentioned.
According to the sufferer’s household, she was allegedly raped on July 19 and ended her life the following day. The physique was buried by her relations on the outskirts of their village, positioned round 250 km from right here, the official mentioned.
The police claimed the incident was not reported to them at the moment and it got here to mild on Wednesday when some native media printed it.
The sufferer’s uncle, nevertheless, claimed he had knowledgeable the police about it, however no motion was taken.
The police have now detained three individuals and registered a case of gang-rape, the official mentioned.
The authorities has shaped a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for a probe into the incident, an official assertion mentioned on Wednesday.
Talking to PTI, a police official mentioned that after getting details about the incident in a village, the superintendent of police and different officers rushed there on Wednesday.
As per the assertion of her relations, on July 19, the woman, who was aged round 17, went to attend a marriage together with them in close by village, he mentioned.
“On the identical evening at round 11 pm, two boys allegedly dragged her to a close-by forest, the place she was sexually assaulted by 5 others,” he mentioned.
Next morning, the sufferer returned house with out informing anybody and dedicated suicide by hanging herself, the official mentioned.
“Unaware of the incident of sexual assault, the relations carried out the final rites and buried the physique on the outskirts of their village,” he mentioned.
“The physique was exhumed from the grave for autopsy within the presence of a police group and tehsildar on Wednesday. A case of gang-rape was registered and three accused have been detained,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, the woman’s uncle instructed reporters that after the woman dedicated suicide, two boys from the locality had instructed him that his niece was sexually assaulted by some males.
Just two days after that, a station home officer (SHO) had known as him to the police station and requested why he didn’t report the matter to police, he claimed.
He alleged that the SHO had additionally assured to lodge a case, however no additional motion was taken.
However, the IG mentioned after the woman’s suicide, a police group had gone to the village and requested her relations to report the matter in the event that they get any clue in regards to the purpose for her excessive step.
“We learnt that the household was later instructed in regards to the rape incident by one of many pals of the sufferer, however they didn’t method the police,” he claimed.
Recently, the woman’s father additionally tried suicide by consuming poison, however he was saved after he acquired well timed medical remedy. The actual purpose behind his suicide try was not identified, the official mentioned.
Meanwhile, the opposition BJP strongly condemned the incident and accused the ruling Congress of failing to guard ladies within the state.
“Daughters in Chhattisgarh usually are not protected proper from Balrampur to Bastar. What form of new Chhattisgarh is that this authorities planning to create?” Leader of Opposition Dharamlal Kaushik mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
“This insensitive authorities doesn’t have consoling phrases to talk on such horror occurring with daughters of the state,” he added, whereas demanding fast arrest of the accused within the case.
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