Uttar Pradesh: ‘Compromise’ talks inside house, teenage rape victim kills herself | News Bareilly

BAREILLY: Distraught at the sight of her parents trying to compromise with the family of a youth who raped her, a 14-year-old girl hanged herself to death even as ‘negotiations’ were underway in the next room.
The accused’s family had come to the girl’s home on Thursday evening along with other influential members of the village of Rampur to “make a deal” which had as a precondition the commitment of the victim’s parents that no case would be filed. or continued in the future. . In exchange, they said, the boy would marry the girl once she reached adulthood.
The late girl’s older brother said on Friday: “My sister had been depressed since the May 22 assault by a neighbor when he saw her home alone. We were all away that day. She wanted our parents file an FIR and accuse her of rape.She was appalled when she heard about the “settlement” in question.
She could no longer bear the burden of humiliation,” the deceased girl’s older brother added. Additional Superintendent of Police Sansaar Singh said, “The defendant, who claims to be 17 years old – we are checking his records for see if this is his correct age – was convicted under Articles 376 (rape) and 306 (incitement to suicide) of the CIP as well as the Pocso law.
He was sent to a juvenile home. The Juvenile Justice Board will now decide whether he should be tried as an adult. We will soon be filing a charge sheet. Singh added, “Together with Circle Officer Omkarnath Sharma and Subdivision Magistrate Arun Mani Tripathi, I visited the scene and provided an update on the situation. The girl’s relatives had never approached the police until she killed herself on Thursday evening.
His father is a trader of sorts. The girl’s brother told TOI that they wanted to file a complaint with the police but were prevented from doing so by local community elders. “They suggested that my sister be married after a few years to the same man who raped her. A meeting was in progress. My sister was very angry. She felt cheated and insulted. She ended her life.”
(The identity of the victim has not been released to protect her privacy in accordance with Supreme Court guidelines on sexual assault cases)

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