Rape victim commits suicide

A 20-year-old rape victim allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her home in Mandawali of east Delhi, police said.

Mahima (name changed), who lived with her family in West Vinod Nagar, was found hanging by a rope tied to a ceiling fan on Thursday.

“No suicide note has been found from the spot. The exact sequence of events is yet to be established as none of her family members were at home when the incident took place,” a police official said.

It has come to light that she was a victim of rape which was committed in 2010. Her family members and friends have confirmed that she was under depression due to court related case.

“It could be the reason behind her decision to take the extreme step,” the official said, adding that her body was handed over to family after post-mortem at Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital.

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