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UP rape victim who attempted self-immolation dies in Delhi hospital

Published: 18th Nov 2020 6:27 pm

Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh): A rape survivor who allegedly attempted self-immolation after being pressurized by the accused’s family to withdraw her complaint in Uttar Pradesh’s Jahangirabad, passed away at a hospital in Delhi on Wednesday.

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“We have collected all evidence from the scene. Five of the seven accused have been arrested. Efforts are on to nab the other accused,” said Santosh K Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

A local court has sent the five accused to 14-day judicial custody, after they were arrested earlier today.

The woman on Tuesday attempted to set herself on fire here after she was allegedly pressurized to withdraw her complaint against a man who was arrested for allegedly raping her.
Speaking to reporters, SSP Bulandshahr had said, “Victim attempted self-immolation as she was pressurised to go in for compromise regarding the case by a family member of accused.”

The SSP said, “An information was received in Jahangirabad police station regarding a rape incident in the month of August. The accused was arrested and sent to jail. The accused is a resident of a different village than that of the victim.”


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