Over two months after a teenage lady dedicated suicide following her alleged rape by 5 individuals in Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh, police on Wednesday exhumed her physique buried by her household on the outskirts of their village, a senior official mentioned. Police mentioned that in keeping with the sufferer’s household, the incident of rape had occurred in July. Police claimed that the incident was not reported to them at the moment and it got here to gentle on Wednesday when some native media revealed it.
The sufferer’s uncle, nevertheless, claimed that he had knowledgeable the police about it, however no motion was taken. Police have now detained three individuals and registered a case of gang-rape, the official mentioned.
The federal government has fashioned a Particular Investigation Workforce (SIT) to probe the incident, an official assertion mentioned on Wednesday.
Inspector-Basic of Police (Bastar vary) Sundarraj P mentioned that after receiving data that a few months again a woman had dedicated suicide in a
village underneath Dhanora police station space, after being sexually assaulted, Kondagaon Superintendent of Police (SP) and different officers rushed there on Wednesday.
“As per the assertion of her relations, on July 19, the lady, who was aged round 17, had gone to attend a marriage together with them in close by Kanagaon village. On the identical evening at round 11 pm, two boys from Kanagaon allegedly dragged her to a close-by forest, the place she was sexually assaulted by 5 others,” he mentioned.
The subsequent morning, the sufferer returned residence with out informing anybody and dedicated suicide by hanging herself, he mentioned.
“Unaware of the incident of sexual assault, the relations carried out the final rites and buried the deceased lady on the outskirts of their village,” he mentioned.
“Her physique was exhumed from the grave for the autopsy in presence of the police crew and tehsildar on Wednesday. A case of gang-rape was registered and three accused have been detained,” he mentioned.
In the meantime, the uncle of the sufferer informed reporters that after the lady’s suicide, two boys from the locality had informed him that his niece was sexually assaulted by some males in Kanagaon.
Simply two days after that, Dhanora station home officer (SHO) had referred to as him to the police station and requested why he didn’t report the matter to police, he claimed.
He alleged that the SHO had additionally assured to lodge a case, however no additional motion was taken.
Nonetheless, the IG mentioned that after her suicide, a police crew had gone to the village and requested her relations to report the matter in the event that they get any clue concerning the cause of her excessive step.
“We learnt that the household was later informed concerning the rape incident by one of many buddies of the sufferer, however they didn’t method the police,” he claimed.
“Not too long ago, the lady’s father additionally tried suicide by consuming poison, however he was saved after he received well timed medical remedy. The precise cause behind his suicide try was not identified,” Sundarraj mentioned.
In the meantime, the opposition BJP strongly condemned the incident and accused the ruling Congress of failing to guard girls within the state.
“Daughters in Chhattisgarh should not protected proper from Balrampur to Bastar. What sort of new Chhattisgarh is that this authorities planning to create? This insensitive authorities doesn’t have consoling phrases to talk on such horror occurring with daughters of the state,” Chief of Opposition Dhamarlal Kaushik mentioned in a tweet in Hindi.
He demanded rapid arrest of the accused within the case.
(With PTI inputs)