Brahmapur, Feb 9:
Fearing social stigma following her rape by a close relative, a 21 year old woman committed suicide at Prayagi village under Rambha police station limits in Ganjam district, police said today.
The 27 year old accused identified as Biju Dalia (27) has been arrested by the police on Saturday. He is married and has two children, sources added.
“The accused has been arrested and he has been sent for medical examination” said Ramakanta Mahalik, inspector in charge, Rambha police station.
In his complaint before the police, the father of the deceased said his daughter was raped on February 2 while they (parents) were away attending a feast and she was alone in the house.
Police said the girl who had allegedly consumed poison on Thursday was admitted to the sub-divisional hospital in Chhatrapur. She died on Saturday.
Sources said the deceased was a school dropout and earned a living by giving tuitions to primary school children in the village.
Police said the delay in the victim’s father informing the police about the incident was due to the fear of social stigma.
IIC Mahalik said the police is waiting for the medical reports including the autopsy report of the deceased before undertaking further investigation.