Sambhal: She was 22-year-old, gang-raped. She died by suicide after she hung herself at her house in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Sambhal district. The woman was under excessive stress since the crime which happened in August last year. She was threatened by the accused's family. The accused's family had been forcing her to reach a compromise in the case while threatening her to frame in another case if she refused. Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent.
The body has been sent for a postmortem and a probe has been initiated. "She was already disturbed and depressed. Unable to bear the repeated threats by the accused's family, she finally ended her life on Thursday," the mother said.
Chandausi circle officer A.K. Singh, said, "The preliminary investigation suggests that the victim was under stress and that was the reason why she took the extreme step. Her family alleged that she was being repeatedly threatened and forced by the accused's family to reach a compromise. The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination and a probe is underway."
The woman, student of B. A and also a private school teacher had not disclosed the crime to her family for around five months fearing that the accused, who had filmed the act, would make the video public.
In January, she lodged a complaint with the Sambhal police, following which the accused was arrested.