Rape victim commits suicide

Unnao: An 18 year-old rape victim allegedly committed suicide in Sahijana village here, police said on Monday.

The incident took place yesterday, when the victim hanged herself from a mango tree, police said.

The FIR lodged by the girl's brother states that a village youth raped the girl at gun point when her parents were attending a family function on Saturday night, they said.

The deceased had confided in her elder sister about the incident of rape, police added.

Raids are being carried out by the authorities as the accused and his family members have been absconding since the incident took place, they said.

The victim's body has been sent for post-mortem, police said.