A minor girl died by suicide on July 20 after she was allegedly gang-raped by seven men in #Chhattisgarh’s Kondagaon district. Two months on, the local police failed to file an FIR in the case. It was only after the victim’s father attempted suicide, that the police took action.
Police said the teenager had gone to attend a wedding at a neighbouring village when she was forcibly taken to a nearby forest where she was raped for several hours.
“As per preliminary information, the girl had gone to attend a relative’s wedding at a neighbouring village when she was taken to a nearby forest by two drunken men. There, five others joined them and she was raped for several hours,” Bastar range IG P Sundarraj was quoted as saying by Times of India.
According to police, she later confided in a friend that the rapists had threatened to kill her if she spoke about it to anyone.
“She stayed quiet when the rapists brought her back to the wedding venue. She returned to her village early, without telling anything to her parents, who had stayed back,” the IG said.
She died by suicide on July 20, police said.