Rape victim commits suicide in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Sep 18 (IANS) A teenaged rape victim committed suicide by consuming poison in Jharkhand, police said Wednesday.

The 14-year-old girl committed suicide Tuesday night at her house in Koderma district, 170 km from Ranchi.

Police said the girl was living under the trauma of rape. She was also disturbed as the family of the alleged rapist was putting pressure on her and her family to withdraw the police case and get her married with the accused.

The teenager was raped Sep 11 when she was returning home from school. The accused was arrested Sep 12, police said.

A total of 799 rape cases have been reported in the state till Aug 31.

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