Thursday, February 17, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Dalit rape victim kills self

Dalit rape victim kills self
Express news service Posted online: Thu Feb 17 2011, 00:03 hrs
Lucknow : A Dalit rape victim committed suicide on Wednesday after she
was allegedly threatened and told to settle for a compromise in the
case in Mubarakpur area of UP's Azamgarh district.

Azamgarh SP Bhagwan Swaroop said Priyanka, 18, of Piyropur village,
was allegedly raped by Guddu Yadav and Rajesh Ram of the same village
on December 21. Yadav was caught from the spot and the other accused
were arrested subsequently. Yadav was in hospital for 20 days as he
was assaulted by the locals.

The victim's father has alleged in his complaint that Yadav threatened
Priyanka and told ger to settle for a compromise or she and her family
would face dire consequences.

A case of abetment to suicide has been registered, police said on Wednesday.


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