09 Aug 2018
MP: Tribal woman commits suicide after being raped
An 18-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide after being raped in Bothia village in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh, police said today.
The tribal woman was kidnapped by two men while she was washing utensils in the backyard of her house late Tuesday night, Jhallar police station in-charge Nepal Singh Thakur said, adding that the accused took her to an isolated place outside the village.
Accused were booked under various IPC sections, SC/ST Act
"The victim returned home around 5 am on Wednesday and narrated her ordeal to her mother. After some time, she consumed a poisonous substance," Thakur said.
As she started vomiting, her family members rushed her to a nearby hospital, where she died during treatment.
The accused were booked under IPC sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping), 306 (abetment of suicide), and the SC/ST Act.
One accused raped the victim, other filmed the act: Police
"While one of the accused, identified as Pravin Rathore, raped her, his unidentified accomplice filmed the act," Thakur said, adding that the accused, residents of Jhallar town, threatened her that if she told about the incident to anyone, they would make the video public.
Accused informed woman's fiance about the rape: Victim's mother
The victim's mother told the police that Rathore also called the woman's fiance over the phone and informed him that he has raped her and filmed the act. They also allegedly threatened to kill him. The victim's post-mortem report is awaited, the officer said.