An allegedly raped 16-year-old girl on July 13 committed suicide on Friday.
Three locals, including two women, allegedly taunted her about sexual assault. On Saturday, the two women were arrested
The victim’s family opposed the police’s inaction in the rape case. His family refused to hand over the body for autopsy.
None of the Five accused has been arrested in the case.
Four policemen were suspended by Kanpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anant Deo because of they have not arrested the rape accused.
“According to an FIR in the suicide case, the rape victim was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her room. It was alleged that two women and a man had been frequently passing comments at the girl since the rape incident. Upset over the harassment, the girl took the step. The women have been arrested for abetment to suicide,” said the suspended SHO.
An FIR was registered under sections 366A, 328, 376 (rape), 506 and 120B of IPC along with a relevant section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.