In two separate cases in Karnal, a minor girl was raped while another died after consuming poison following harassment by a youth.
In the first incident, a minor girl was raped and then pushed from the terrace in Karnal on Tuesday evening following which she received head injuries. The condition of the girl is critical.
The 12-year- old girl was alone at her house, when her neighbour took her to his house and allegedly raped her. He also beat the girl. After she raised an alarm and started shouting, the accused pushed her down from the terrace of the house. The girl suffered serious head injuries and was rushed to the hospital. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to PGIMER, Chandigarh. The parents of the girl are labourers.
Police said the accused is a 20-year-old unemployed drug addict. While his mother was a Class IV employee in a school, his father was dead. Karnal superintendent of police Pankaj Nain said the accused has been arrested. He will be produced in court on Thursday.
In another incident, a-15-year old girl died after she consumed poison reportedly following harassment by the son of the landlord of the house where the family was staying.
The family resided in Ramnagar area of Karnal. Police said the youth was harassing the girl for some time. The matter was reported to the police and a compromise was reached. However, the girl consumed poison on Tuesday.
She was rushed to the hospital where she died. The family members accused the police of inaction and held a protest outside the Ramnagar police post late Tuesday night. The police then recorded the statement of the girl’s mother and the accused was arrested.
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