East Midnapore, West Bengal. A girl has sought permission from district authorities to kill herself. The reason is her pregnancy. She was raped by a man of the same village who had promised to marry her.
Her mother says the rapists’ parents had earlier agreed to the marriage. But now that situations have taken turns, the culprit is absconding and his family members have started to oppose the wedding.
“We got intimation from District Magistrate’s public grievance cell that a girl has sought permission to kill herself after being raped by a man of the same village on the promise of marriage,” Sutahata Police Station’s Officer-in-charge Jaleswar Tewary told IANS.
She felt that it would be difficult for her to stay alive as an unwed mother, Mr. Tewary added.
The West Bengal Human Rights Commission Team has visited the victim’s home and has spoken to her and her family.”A case was registered and accused’s father has been arrested,” the police officer said on the advancements in the case.
Rape incidences are no new thing. As a little Zainab lost her life to a brutal rape in Pakistan days back, a daughter in India has started hating life after falling prey to this crime.