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In Rajasthan, cousins commit suicide; relatives claim that classmates raped them

According to their family, four of their classmates sexually assaulted the two cousins, both 16 years old, the day before they allegedly committed suicide in Pratapgarh. Three of the accused, including a minor, have been apprehended while a fourth suspect is still at large, according to police.theindiaprint.com in rajasthan cousins commit suicide relatives claim that classmates raped them ima

The girls attended a nearby country school where they were in Class 12 according to the authorities. Recently, their families stayed at a place that belonged to the brother of the primary defendant in the case. “The girls first met the suspect at his home, and they subsequently joined the same class at a small school by coincidence. But shortly after, their dads left the residence out of concern for the safety of their daughters around the accused, according to police superintendent Amit Budaniya.

The accused invited the victims to a meeting on the school grounds on Wednesday to “resolve differences.” “However, the accused attacked the victims. When the victims attempted to contact their family, they also stole their phones.

Later on same day, the parent of one of the girls filed a complaint against four guys, charging them with intimidation and molestation. Budaniya said that the accused were, however, evading capture. “The two sisters committed suicide on Saturday by ingesting poison. The SP said that the accused’s accusers’ families subsequently filed a rape complaint against them. The SP also stated that no suicide note was found at the scene.

The Indian Penal Code’s Sections 341 (wrongfully restricting any person), 354 (assaulting women), 354-B (outraging woman’s modesty, employing criminal force on her), 334 (voluntarily inflicting pain on severe and unexpected provocation), and 376 (rape) have all been utilized by the police to charge all four defendants.

Three of the accused, including a youngster, are being held in custody. The charges of intimidation and molestation have been confirmed as factual after a primary inquiry. To verify rape charges, the remains were transferred for post-mortem investigation, he added.

With state elections about to be declared in the next few days, the event has ignited a new political controversy. According to BJP MLA Rajendra Rathore, “Ashok Gehlot has failed as the head of the home department…Atrocities against women and daughters are at their peak under the jungle raj of Congress.”

In the meanwhile, Congress spokesman Swarnim Chaturvedi promised the relatives of the victims that the culprits will face harsh punishment.

 

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