Fed up with sexual harassment, minor commits suicide in Kannauj, UP


Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 30 (NT): As we all know that nowadays cases of harassment and sexual assault has been reportedly herding each and every day.

According to recent news from ANI, a 17-year-old girl committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj as she was allegedly being under duress for past three years.

The victim's kins alleged that the girl was being harassed by a man for the last two-three years.

The family members also alleged that even after neither frequent complaints the local police neither took the matter seriously nor register any case against the accused.

"My daughter was being harassed by Roop Singh for the past two-three years. When she told us we took to the police to lodge a complaint. We went to the police twice but, they didn't take any action. This encouraged Roop Singh and he threatened my daughter that he would kill us. My daughter got so terrified that she hanged herself," stated the victim's mother to ANI.

The harasser Roop Singh a.k.a. Bablu was the resident of the same village.

The police stated that a case has been registered against the accused, while they are looking into the matter to know the cause for the suicide.

"A case has been registered, as of now the reason of the suicide is not known. We are investigating the matter. I have talked to the station head and, prima facie it was found that the victim and the accused had a relationship earlier," Kirit Kumar Rathod, Superintendent of Police was quoted by ANI.




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