A 19-year recent youth is suspected to have committed suicide when his minor girlfriend was allegedly gang raped by 2 men in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district, about 225 km north of the city earlier this month.
The incident came into light once the lady lodged a complaint with the police on wednesday evening. Police have registered a case under POSCO Act and section 306 of IPC and arrested the 2 accused on Thursday.
Police said that the incident passed on september 1 and the youth committed suicide on september 3. Twelve days later, on wednesday, the lady visited the police station alone and narrated the entire incident.
“The lady and youth, Sawan Sai, were returning from a local market and when they reached in Bhelwatrikra under Khatghora police station, 2 youths – Ishwar Das and Khem – objected to his roaming around with a woman.The duo even snatched the mobile phones of the 2 teenagers and assaulted sawan. when the lady tried to escape the spot and seek help, the 2 men chased her down and raped her in front of sawan who was lying on the road injury ,” said SP Korba Mayank Shrivasatva.
He said that the defendant hail from the same village as the lady.
The two defendant then fled the scene leaving their victims badly injured. even though the 2 managed to reach their homes, sawan who reportedly went into a state of shock after the “Sai committed suicide after 2 days possibly because of guilt. He hanged himself from a ceiling fan at his house.
Sai’s family did not inform the police that he had committed suicide.