A 17-year-old girl committed suicide after she was allegedly abducted and then gang-raped by eight men in Khor Basai village of Mewat. The victim’s parents were away to a relative’s place and she was alone in the house when the incident took place.
Eight men came on two motorcycles and in a car and abducted her from her house on Monday night. They allegedly took her to the Maahon road and gang-raped her. After committing the crime, the accused fled the spot, leaving her to die.
An acquaintance of her father somehow crossed the road and saw her lying unconscious. He took her to her house and called her parents. By the time they could reach the house, she committed suicide.
The police were informed and following preliminary investigation and on the basis of circumstantial evidence, an FIR was registered against Ikraam, Aqram, Naasir, Irshaad, Marul, Mubarik, Jamshed and Wasim, all residents of the same or nearby villages.
“We have registered a case and conducting raids to nab the accused,” said Rozka Mev SHO Jai Bhaan. Later, the police added abetment of suicide section in the FIR.
Meanwhile, the family alleged that all accused belong to well-off families of the village and were pressurising them to withdraw the complaint. “We are in trauma. My wife has not uttered a word since we saw her hanging. My daughter was the most beautiful girl in village and her beauty became her biggest misfortune. We want death penalty for the accused,” said the victim’s father.
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