A 14-year-old student from a madrasa ended her life by consuming poison in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district after alleged molestation and threat to circulate her obscene video. The police said that the accused, 24-year-old Talib, a resident of the same village, had been pressurizing the girl to give a statement in his favor in court.
Disturbed by this, the girl took the extreme step. Last year, the girl’s family had filed a molestation complaint against Talib, who was granted bail after spending nearly a month in jail. Shamli ASP O.P. Singh said that the accused has been arrested and put in jail, with a case under section 306 (abetment for suicide) of the IPC registered against him.
The charges of creating an obscene video and molestation are currently under investigation. The girl’s father, a laborer in Panipat, received a distress call from his daughter on Tuesday. She informed him that the accused had recorded a video of her bathing and attempted to blackmail her by threatening to make it public.
Hours later, she chose to end her life. Family members rushed the girl to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced her dead. Despite the gravity of the situation, the police have only registered a case under section 306 of the IPC.
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