A 17-year-old girl from Haryana’s Mewat district purportedly committed suicide after eight men allegedly abducted and raped her, ANI reported on Thursday. Police are awaiting the postmortem report to ascertain their suspicions.
The girl was allegedly abducted when she was alone at home and her parents were visiting a relative. The men came on two bikes and in a car and forcibly took her away, The Times of India quoted the police as saying. The accused left her outside her house on Monday morning after raping her.
The minor’s father told the police that she identified the accused, who had stalked her in the past, the Hindustan Times reported.
The police have registered a case of abduction, gangrape and abetment to suicide. The police said they have identified all the accused. However, none of them have been arrested so far, The Times of India reported.
“We are conducting multiple raids at various places where the accused could be hiding,” Rozka Mev police official Jai Bhagwan said. “They will be arrested soon,”
The girl’s father has claimed that the accused belonged to influential families and were pressurising them to withdraw the complaint. “We are in trauma,” the father said, according to The Tribune. “My wife has not uttered a word since we saw her body. We want the death penalty for the accused.”