Rape Victim Commits Suicide

  September 16, 2020 By: INSEC

A 17-year-old rape victim Sangeeta Mandal of Dakneswari Municipality-7 has committed suicide on September 15 after the villagers stopped her from filing a complaint against the accused.

Inspector Santosh Khadka, who reached the spot, said that the girl committed suicide at home after some villagers threatened to stop her from lodging a complaint against the accused. She was the victim of gang rape.

Inspector Santosh Khadka told INSEC Saptari Representative that he had received information that Ranjit Mandal, 18, and Bablu Mandal, 19, had raped her. Locals informed that Dharma Mandal (30) and Bishnu Mandal (30) were also accused.

Informing that the girl was gang-raped in the morning of September 14 when she went to see the water situation in the paddy field, the mother of the deceased said that her daughter was very tensed when some villagers stopped her from lodging a complaint.

Neighbours informed that the villagers decided to pay compensation of Rs 55,000 to the victim.

A team of District Police Office Saptari led by Inspector Khadka, a team of Area Police Office led by Inspector Dharmaraj Mudbhari and a team from Area Police Office Pato and Police Station of  Pravaha have reached the spot and started the investigation.

The accused have absconded after the death of the girl. A police team reached the spot and arrested 55-year-old Jayakant Mandal, 45-year-old Basudev Mandal and 35-year-old Satyanarayan Mandal.

The body of the deceased has been brought to Gajendra Narayan Singh Hospital in Rajbiraj on September 15. Post-mortem of the body will be done at BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan. Inspector Khadka said that the body will be sent to Dharan for a post-mortem on September 15.


Manohar Kumar Pokhrel