Minor ‘Rape’ victim commits suicide after humiliation in Odisha

Simulia: A ‘rape’ victim committed suicide by hanging herself following extreme humiliation from the villagers here in Odisha’s Balasore district.

The incident was reported from Simulia block on Sunday.

According to reports, the minor girl was allegedly raped by a youth identified as Budhiram Ray (26) of Abajuna panchayat on Sept 23. She told about the incident to her parents who later informed it to the Sarpanch Pramila Bal seeking justice.

Instead of receiving the matter seriously, the Sarpanch attempted to suppress it. The villagers started gossip about the minor girl without showing sympathy. After being humiliated by the villagers, she decided to extreme step to end her life.

Her mother lodged a complaint at Simulia police station yesterday alleging the youth of raping the girl and forcing her to commit suicide.

However, the police did not receive the complaint following which tension erupted at village with the locals staged protest keeping the deceased’s body on road for justice.

Later, the victim’s mother lodged a suicide complaint, which was received by the police. The body was sent for autopsy.

When asked to Simulia IIC Jayant Kumar Sethy, he said that initially, unnatural death case can be filed at the police station. The action will be taken in rape case only on basis of the report after postmortem.

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