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Ordered to take holy dip in Ganga & organise feast for village, rape victim attempts suicide

A rape victim tried to commit suicide after the village panchayat in Jharkhand ordered her to take a holy dip in River Ganga and organised a feast for the entire village.

Ordered to take holy dip in Ganga & organise feast for village, rape victim attempts suicide

PATNA: A rape victim tried to commit suicide after the village panchayat in Jharkhand ordered her to take a holy dip in River Ganga and organised a feast for the entire village.

The incident took place in Jharkhand's Garhwa. 

The victim had approached the panchayat for justice. Instead of helping her, the panchayat issued a the diktat and imposed a fine. 

Fed up with this dictate, the woman tried to commit suicide. She's currently admitted in the hospital. 

Police investigations are underway.