Jhansi rape victim commits suicide
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Last Updated: Monday, February 07, 2011, 17:29
Jhansi: A 17-year-old girl committed suicide after she was allegedly raped in Taktauli village in Mau Ranipur police station area here.

Superintendent of police (Rural) P K Tewari said that Bharti Pal (17) set herself ablaze by sprinkling kerosene in her village yesterday after Kailash Ahirvar of the same village allegedly raped her on Saturday.

She was rushed to the Jhansi medical college hospital where she succumbed to severe burn injuries today, the SP said, adding that the accused was arrested yesterday.

The accused has however feigned innocence on the rape charges, though he admitted that he knew the girl.

Further investigations were on, the SP added.


First Published: Monday, February 07, 2011, 17:29

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