Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Dhenkanal, Jan 31:
Unable to bear the ignominy, a rape victim allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district today.
The victim, a minor from Bhagabanpur under Dhenkanal Town police limits allegedly committed suicide by setting herself on fire. The class IX student doused herself with kerosene before setting herself on fire at around 11 PM today, reports said.
The minor was raped by her neighbour Ranjan Sahu while she had gone out of her house to attend nature’s call in wee hours (around 2 AM) today, reports added.
Reportedly, the minor set herself afire after her family and the violator’s family signed a compromise note today morning and it was submitted at the Town police station by the accused.
After the families signed the compromise note, the victim is learnt to have told her sisters of being hurt and humiliated, local sources said.
Police has reached the spot and is investigating the matter.