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Thane Girl Kills Self After Being Sexually Harassed For 18 Months; 8 Held

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Mumbai: Eight people were arrested on Wednesday after a 17-year-old girl allegedly died by suicide in Thane’s Kalyan area. In a suicide note, the victim alleged that she was being sexually harassed for the past 18 months.

The victim was being sexually abused for the last 18 months. A case of abetment to suicide has been registered after the suicide note was recovered. Also Read: 32-Year-Old Man Rapes Wife Along With His Friend In Pune; Booked

All the accused have been identified. Kolsewadi Police has arrested eight people, including a woman, from Kalyan in Thane, Maharashtra. Notably, the girl allegedly ended her life by jumping from the third floor of her apartment on June 12, India Today reported. Also Read: 75-Year-Old Rapes Woman In Mumbai; Threatens To Get Her Killed By ‘D-gang’ If She Lodges Police Complaint

The Kolsevadi police had initially started the investigation by registering a case of suicide, but later the police found a suicide note from the victim’s mobile phone, in which she narrated her entire ordeal.

The accused sexually assaulted the girl and then blackmailed her using her videos for the last one and a half years. Police sources said that the accused woman, a friend of the deceased, helped seven others to commit the crime.

Senior police inspector of Kolsewadi police station said that a case has been registered against the accused and further investigation is on. Meanwhile, the victim’s family claimed that the accused are children of a well-known developer from Kalyan and sought police protection.

According to the girl’s father, “My daughter was raped by a gang belonging to the Saket group. She was tortured and thrown off the terrace. The police failed to take action and now we want police protection. We are being pressurised.”

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