Dalit school girl, 16, raped & forced to take poison, dies

By Ishita Mishra / The Times of India

Meerut: A 16-year-old Dalit girl died after she was allegedly raped and forced to consume poison by a 19-year-old student, her senior in the same school, on Thursday.
The girl had gone missing from class and was found in an unconscious state in an agriculture field on the outskirts of her village later in the day. The family rushed her to hospital where she died. The accused has been arrested.
Saharanpur SP (city) Rajesh Kumar told TOI, “We have booked the accused on charges of rape, murder and other relevant sections of the IPC. The accused was arrested and sent to jail on Friday.”

The girl’s parents told police that the accused lured her out of the school on the pretext of buying her presents. Her brother, who first called the police helpline, said his sister had left home early on Thursday morning as she had an exam. A teacher contacted her parents after realising that she was not in class but her bag was on the desk.

“We got worried and called police and then started searching for her. We found her lying in a semi-conscious state in a field near her school. When I asked her what had happened, she said that a senior student of her school took her to a hotel room, raped her and forced her to consume poison,” a kin of the girl said. When the girl’s cousin called, the accused abused the former and said that he had dumped the girl in the field and that he could “fetch her from there”.
This article first appeared on timesofindia.indiatimes.com

Related Articles