Sharmili Mallick

Jagatsinghpur: A girl student allegedly committed suicide on Sunday after a youth reportedly attempted to rape her in Kujanga area of Jagatsinghpur district on August 24.

The girl, a student of Plus II first year was going to her college alone recently, when a youth identified as Meghananda Sahani of Sahanipatna village forcibly took her to the bamboo forest on the roadside and tried to rape her, said reports.

Some villagers rushed to the spot after hearing the screams of the girl and rescued her. When the matter came to light, family members of the girl lodged an FIR at Kujang Police Station in connection with the incident. Soon after it, the police arrested the accused and later forwarded him to court.

The girl's family members suspected that since she used to stay depressed over fear of public humiliation following the incident, she might have taken the extreme step by hanging herself with a ‘dupatta’.

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