Salepur rape victim dies at SCB

Cuttack: A 17-year-old- girl of Tunapur village under Salepur police limit in Cuttack, who was allegedly raped by a youth couple of days ago, died while undergoing treatment at SCB medical college and hospital on Tuesday.

The girl had earlier attempted to commit suicide by hanging herself at her house on March 8. Later, she was rushed to local hospital and then admitted to SCB after her condition deteriorated.

The girl had earlier alleged that a youth identified as Arun Biswal had raped her and also clicked some obscene pictures after spiking her drink.

Arun then started to blackmail and threatened the girl upload the pictures on internet if she does not accept his proposals.

“She had revealed the details to us that the youth used to torture her and threaten her to fetch gold ornaments and money from home. I demand a thorough probe and stern punishment for the youth,” said girl’s father.

Unable to bear the humiliation, she attempted suicide by hanging herself on March 8. She was first rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors referred her to SCB, the victim’s family claimed.

Meanwhile, police have arrested the accused youth Arun Biswal.

“We have arrested the accused and efforts are on to seize his mobile phone for further investigation. He will be produced before the court after completion of medical examination and other formalities,” said Salepur SDPO Pradyumna Kumar Jena.