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Bihar: 13-year-old commits suicide after father rapes her; man arrested

22 Apr 2018 | By NewsBytes Desk
13-year-old kills self after being raped by father

A 13-year-old girl hung herself to death at her home in Bihar's West Champaran district on Thursday after being allegedly raped by her father.

On the basis of her mother's FIR at the Majhaulia police station, the 30-year-old father was arrested on Friday, reports PTI.

Notably, the Modi Cabinet on Saturday cleared the ordinance seeking death penalty for those raping children under 12.

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22 Apr 2018Bihar: 13-year-old commits suicide after father rapes her; man arrested

BackstoryVillage panchayat 'rebuked' man over raping daughter

The girl's mother had reported the matter to the village panchayat a week ago. A meeting was held and the father was rebuked.

However, seeing no justice done, the girl reportedly lost her mental calm and fled the village on Wednesday. But she was soon found and brought back by her family members. She then chose to kill herself.

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