In MP, girl commits suicide over sexual harassment, 4-year old girl raped by 17-year old boy
This is second such case in last one week in which a girl has committed suicide due to alleged sexual harassment in the state.Updated: Sep 11, 2017 20:15 IST
Anupam Pateriya, Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Sagar
A fifteen-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance in Damoh district due to alleged sexual harassment by a boy from the same area. This is second such case in last one week in which a girl has committed suicide due to alleged sexual harassment in the state.
The incident took place in Madiyado village in Hatta tehsil of Damoh District
Madiyado police station in-charge Ashok Nimama told HT that the parents of the girl filed a complaint in the form of an affidavit on Sunday.
“In the affidavit, parents have claimed that on September 6 when they returned home from their farm, they found their daughter lying in a semi-unconscious state”, Nimama said .
Nimama said when the girl resumed some consciousness, she told her parents that a local boy was harassing her and tried to rape her finding her alone. “They took their daughter to the community health centre at Hatta, from where she was referred to Damoh district hospital. There she died on the same day”, he said.
In a similar incident, on September 5, frustrated by eve teasing, a teenage girl allegedly committed suicide by immolating self in Sagar district due to alleged eve teasing by a minor boy from the same area. The girl was admitted at Bundelkhand Medical College Sagar where she succumbed to her injuries. In her dying declaration, she said she took the drastic step as she was frustrated and hurt due to sexual harassment by a village youth.
Meanwhile in Bhopal’s Awadhpuri area a 4-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 17-year-old boy. The complaint regarding the incident was lodged by girl’s parents when they came to know about the horrific incident on Saturday late evening. According to Awadhpuri police, parents told them that their daughter was playing outside their house and when she came back, she was crying . On Saturday the girl started complaining to her mother about pain in her private parts. When mother asked her, what had happened, she named class 12 boy who lives nearby of sexually assaulting her. Police finally arrested the accused boy on Sunday and a case has been registered.
First Published: Sep 11, 2017 20:15 IST