Eight held after molestation victim commits suicide

Eight held after molestation victim commits suicide

Unable to bear the humiliation of her father being assaulted by her molesters, a Class IX student in West Bengal's Burdwan district hanged herself, police said Thursday.

Eight people have been arrested for abetting suicide and molestation, police added.
The incident happened in Ukhra under Andal police station Wednesday.

According to the complaint filed by the victim's family, a gang of boys used to repeatedly pass lewd comments at the girl. When her father Wednesday tried to confront them, he was assaulted.

Later in the day, the girl, a student of P.G. Girls High school, was found hanging from the ceiling inside her house.

"Today (Thursday) we have arrested eight people and booked them for molestation and abetment to suicide," an officer of Andal police station said.

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