BANDIPORA: A girl committed suicide after being allegedly raped by her father in Chatar area, Bandipora district.
The accused father has been arrested, a police spokesman said.
The girl, a resident of Aragam Bandipora, consumed some poisonous substance at her home and was rushed to a hospital, where she died, he said.
Police after receiving compliant shifted the dead body to hospital for conducting post-mortem.
SSP Bandipora said a case was registered after receiving complaint from family members.
In her complaint, the victim’s sister has alleged that the girl was raped for several years by their own father but did not speak out fearing retaliation by the accused and her family who live in Bandipora district of north Kashmir.
Police have registered a case against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and an inquiry into the matter is currently underway.
The victim’s sister also claimed that her uncle raped his own daughter. My father got to know about this and he started doing the same with my sister, claimed the complainant.
She also said that she brought the matter to the attention of her grandfather who told her not to tell anyone as it would tarnish the family’s reputation.
She further alleged that her sister attempted to speak out against her father’s misdeeds on several occasions but the accused scared her by threatening to kill her.
The sister has also claimed that her father attempted to rape her as well but she managed to save herself.
More details in this regard are awaited pending further police inquiry into the matter.