UP : Girl dies after ‘rape’; Accused found dead next morning

A 17-year-old girl died from undetermined cause, a few hours after she was allegedly raped in a field the previous night at her village in Uttar Pardesh’s Gonda district.

On Monday, the post-mortem confirmed sexual assault but did not identify the cause of death.

The girl’s father claimed, the doctors failed to provide timely treatment to his unwell daughter, a delay that Gonda SP Umesh Kumar Singh admitted did happen.

According to the police, the girl was in a relationship with a 26-year-old widower from the same village and visited him on Sunday evening. She was with him in a field the night before the uncle of the accused dropped her back home on Monday.

The girl is said to have told her father that the widower raped her following which he lodged a complaint against the widower. The complaint stated that the girl had gone to the field to relieve herself around 9 pm Sunday, where she was raped after being drugged.

The girl died on Monday and the widower was found hanging from an electric tower on Tuesday morning.

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