Raped Minor Dies By Suicide, Two Booked

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HOSHIARPUR – A minor girl from a nearby village died by suicide after being allegedly abducted and raped by two persons on Sunday night. Angry family members refused to hold the last rites of the girl demanding suspects’ arrest. On the assurance of police authorities, the body was cremated on Monday evening.

Police have registered a case of rape and abetment to suicide against Lovepreet Singh and Gurpreet Singh, both residents of Deowal village. The 17-year-old Dalit girl had gone to her friend’s home in connection with school work. On the way, the suspects allegedly abducted her and raped her at a tubewell.

The victim later narrated the incident to her mother. Around 8 pm, she swallowed poison and was admitted to Civil Hospital, from where she was referred to a speciality hospital but she died on the way. DSP Satinderpal Chadha said raids were on to nab the suspects.