Nayagarh: A rape victim allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Nuagaon area of Odisha’s Nayagarh district last night. The deceased reportedly took the extreme step while no one was present at her house.
The body of the 19-year-old girl was found inside the house by her brother after he returned from work. A pall of gloom descended on the village following the incident. On being informed, Nuagaon police reached the spot and started investigation.
“My sister was unable to bear the disgrace. When I returned home, I found her lying dead with a poison bottle near the body,” the brother of the deceased said.
The victim was allegedly raped by one Debraj Barik around six months ago at the house while her brother was absent. The matter came to fore after the girl got pregnant following which a complaint was lodged against Barik at the Nuagaon police station in March. He was arrested and is currently behind bars.
The police have seized the body and sent it for postmortem.