A 16-year-old girl has allegedly committed suicide on Friday after she was allegedly gang-raped by three men in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar.
A case has been registered and all the three accused have been arrested by the police. Further investigation is underway in the matter.
Superintendent of Police, Satendra Singh said, “A case has been registered. All accused have been arrested. Further investigation is underway.”
As per reports the teenager had gone to the fields in the evening, when the three men caught her and dragged her to an unoccupied room nearby, and allegedly gangraped her. The girl’s brother, who is disabled, tried to free her but the men thrashed him, said the police.
The girl, later, allegedly hung herself from the ceiling with her dupatta, says her family.
Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh reported the highest number of rape cases according to data published by the National Crime Records Bureau in 2016. There were 4,882 rape cases in Madhya Pradesh followed by 4,816 in Uttar Pradesh the NCRB data said.
Taking note of the increasing number of rapes in the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had earlier requested Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra to look into the issue of expediting the hearing of rape cases by setting up of fast-track Higher Courts.
Singh had said that an arrangement should be made in the current system to accord high priority to such cases.
On a related note, the Madhya Pradesh Assembly had unanimously passed a Bill in December last year awarding death penalty to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below.