RAIPUR: A teenager hanged himself to death in Korba, Chhattisgarh after his minor girlfriend was allegedly gang raped by two men in front of the deceased. It came to light two days ago when the girl, who is 17, revealed it during the investigation of the suicide of Savan Sai, her boyfriend.
Two men, Ishwar Das (22) and Khem Kanwar (21) were arrested on the charges of gang-rape and abetment of suicide. Police said that the incident took place on September 1 and the youth committed suicide on September 3. Twelve days later, the girl went to the police station alone and narrated the whole incident.
The girl told the police that Das and Kanwar accosted them when she was with Sai near a school on the evening of September 1. The victim was allegedly thrashed by the accused after the couple was caught in seclusion. The next day, on September 2, Sai learnt that the accused had told some youths in the village about the incident, and probably because of the shame he hanged himself at his house, the police official said.
Sai’s family did not inform the police that he had committed suicide. Howeverthe accused have been arrested in the case under the POCSO Act as well as relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.
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