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Uttar Pradesh: Gang-rape victim hangs herself to death; blames police inaction

A 24-year-old gang-rape victim allegedly hanged herself to death after accusing the police of not registering her complaint in a village under the Dataganj police station in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. The matter came to light when family members of the 24-year-old woman found her hanging from a hook at their home.

Going by reports, a four-page suicide note was found near her body in which the deceased has accused the local police of inaction. However, the contents of the note are yet to be confirmed.

Following the woman’s death, reports asserted that she had approached Baduan police to register a complaint on June 15 but the station house officer (SHO) did not pay heed to her ordeal and failed to lodge a first information report (FIR) in this regard.

A day after the woman’s body was recovered from her home, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Badaun Ashok Kumar Tripathi suspended the concerned SHO. An FIR in this regard, however, was filed barely hours before the woman committed suicide.

In her suicide note, the woman stated that she was married two years ago, but was living with her parents as her health deteriorated. Last month, she met a relative at a bus stand here who along with two others forcibly took her to Secunderabad, where she was confined to a house and raped.

The police has sent the body for postmortem and the suicide note for verification. The probe in the matter in underway.

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