Udaipur : Unable to live up with the guilt coupled with the fear of punishment and above all ashamed to face the society, a father commited suicide, almost a week after he raped his 14 year old daughter.
The accused, a resident of Sihad village in Dhariyawad block of Pratapgarh district had taken his 14 year old daughter to the jungle for fetching wood six days ago. He was heavily drunk and raped the child on sword point and even threatened her not to reveal the incident to anyone. However the girl narrated the incident to her mother. When she questioned her husband, the accused threatened the woman too to keep mum and forced them to stay indoors. Later the woman got an opportunity to escape and went to her brother’s house and told him about her husband’s act. They went to the police station to lodge a report.
“We received a complaint from the rape survivor’s mother and have registered the case under the POCSO Act. The medical examination has been conducted by a medical board” SI Bhavani Singh said. While the police was searching for the accused who had been absconding for two days, the latter returned home on Monday morning and was found hanging from the ceiling some time later. Police is investigating the suicide case too, sources claimed.