16-year-old girl commits suicide after being raped as punishment

16-year-old commits suicide after being gang-raped on christmas day as punishment for her mother winning a local election.

 

16-year-old commits suicide after being gang-raped on christmas day as punishment for her mother winning a local election. The girl went to the police with her mother to report the incident and she was not taken seriously, She took her life since she felt humiliated and traumatized.

Arvind sent, The socialist party candidate in mirzapur, said the girl was gang-raped to avenge the poll defeat, allegedly by relatives of a losing candidate. Her mother was elected for the local government faction, the block development council, in the Mirzapur district of north-east India.

A senior police officer however said a post-mortem report did not find signs of rape. He said "the latest incident is the latest high-profile case to spotlight women's safety in India in recent years. Two construction workers were arrested for the rape of a woman on the premises of tech giant, Infosys.

he men, aged in their 20s, filmed the alleged assault, which occurred on Sunday at one of the IT firm's offices in the western city of Pune in Maharashtra state, officers".

This comes a week after lawmakers passed a bill allowing harsher punishments for juveniles aged 16-18 following an outcry over the release of a young rapist who served three years in a detention facility for his part in a notorious gang rape in 2012.

Seven men where sentenced to death earlier this month after they were convicted of rape and murder of a Nepalese woman suffering from mental illness, reports said.

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