On 14th October, a 16 year old girl from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh jumped into a well and died after being repeatedly molested.
The girl’s mother alleged that three young boys, named Gunnu Tiwari, Dabboo Singh and Guddu had been molesting her for the past six months. The family of the class 11 student had feared filing an FIR earlier for the fear of public shame. They said that Tiwari had sneaked into the house and molested her, while Singh and Guddu had threatened the family. An FIR has been charged under the POSCO Act.
The girl’s body has been sent for an autopsy. One accused named Guddu has been arrested.
Superintendent of Police, Pratapgarh, Anurag Arya said, “The 16-year-old student died by suicide by jumping into a well. The family has accused three youths of the village of molesting her. An accused Guddu has been detained and a case against the three youths has been filed. Three teams have been formed to arrest the remaining two accused. The body of the girl has been sent for post-mortem,”
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he has ordered that investigation proceedings be completed on time. “The district administration has been instructed to ensure prompt and effective action in connection with the incidents of Agra, Chitrakoot and Pratapgarh. Senior officials should immediately complete the investigation proceedings in time and ensure the safety of the victims’ families,” he tweeted.