Rape victim attempts suicide, saved

Kanpur: The 17-year-old class XI student, who was raped here by a friend and two others after being given cold drink laced with sedatives, attempted suicide but was saved by doctors, police said today.

Unable to bear the trauma of being gangraped, the girl attempted suicide on Sunday night by consuming poison, but was rushed to a nearby medical college where doctors saved her, DSP Jay Narayan Singh said.

Two of the three accused were identified and taken into custody for interrogation, while search is on for the third, the DSP said.

A case has been registered against the three under IPC sections 376 (punishment for rape), 342 (punishment for wrongful confinement) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation), Singh said, adding, the three will be arrested soon.

The victim was gangraped by her friend Rajeev and two others after she lost consciousness due to consuming laced cold drink offered by him.