Uttar Pradesh: A mother of two and a gang rape victim committed suicide in Kernalganj area of Gonda district on Monday.

The victim and her husband had attempted self-immolation outside Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow to highlight her plight in September last year. Last month, the local police and the district crime branch investigated the matter and gave a clean chit to both the accused.

Devastated by the verdict, the women hanged herself from the ceiling of her home, two weeks after the police gave a clean chit.

As per reports, following the suicide, superintendent of police of Gonda, RP Singh suspended both the investigating officers and sent the station house officer (SHO) of Kernalganj to the police lines.

The woman had accused Shankar Dayal and his brother Ashok Kumar of raping her several times in August last year.

“The accused had not just raped her but also made a video clip of the act. She was very upset when police gave the accused a clean chit, and so committed suicide,” the victim’s husband said.

Post the complaint, the police had registered an FIR in August under section 376D (gang rape) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of IPC along with relevant sections of the IT Act against the accused.

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