April 21, 2015 2:27:01 am
A 14-year-old rape victim, who was a migrant from Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh, committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Surat on Monday. The accused, identified as Ankit Mishra (21), was caught by the locals on Sunday when he tried to rape her again. He was later handed over to the police.
According to the complaint, the girl, who was in Class IX, was raped by the accused on April 17 when she was alone at her home at Dindoli area in Surat. Her father went for a night duty in a powerloom factory while her mother had gone to Faizabad to attend a religious programme.
The accused runs a mobile phone shop near the victim’s house and took advantage of her parents’ absence. Ankit threatened the girl not to talk about it to anybody, else he would kill her parents. The victim was traumatised and could not share the incident with anybody.
On Sunday night, when her father went for night duty in a factory in Pandesara area, the accused again turned up to her house late in the night and tried to rape her. The victim shouted loudly for help as a result of which, neighbours turned up and caught hold of the accused. He was later handed over to Dindoli police station.
The police said that on Monday morning when her father went to nearby market area to buy vegetables, the girl took drastic step and ended her life by hanging herself with rope tied on the hook of ceiling.
The incident came into light when her father returned home. He immediately called the neighbours and police and informed about the incident. Later, the police took charge of the body and started investigations.
The accused was brought to New Civil Hospital for medical examination by the police on Monday.
Police Sub-Inspector N M Wala said, “The accused was running mobile shop in nearby area where the victim girl use to come regularly to get her mobile recharged. The accused tried to make friendship with her but she denied, even he continued harassing her by sending SMS.
The girl was all alone in the house as a result of which she did not disclose it to her father. On April 17 night, the accused raped her. He again tried on Sunday night but was caught. We have arrested the accused who also hails from Uttar Pradesh and was staying at Dindoli area with his parents.”
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