Harassed by a youth, minor commits suicide in Shamli

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Harassed by a youth, minor commits suicide in Shamli

Saturday, 14 May 2022 | PNS | Lucknow

In a shocking incident, a 16-year-old girl allegedly hanged herself as she was upset over being “harassed” by a youth in Shamli district, police said on Friday.

In a complaint, the girl’s father alleged that the accused was pressing her to get married to him and would often harass his daughter on her way to school.

Due to the constant harassment, the girl quit school, but the accused started calling her on the phone, her father claimed.

The family had warned the youth several times asking him to stop following their daughter but he continued to harass her. Finally she took the extreme step by ending her life on Thursday morning, police said.

A case was registered against the accused for abetment to suicide and the body has been sent for autopsy. Efforts were on to nab the accused who is absconding.

In another incident, a man allegedly raped a 28-year-old government school teacher and made a video of the crime to blackmail her to change her religion and marry him, the Shahjahanpur police said on Friday.

The police registered a case under the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Act against five people.

The woman, in her complaint on May 4, alleged that Amir offered to drop her off. Both of them live in the same village. She said on the way Amir made her smell some substance after which she fainted. She alleged that he later raped her and also made video clippings to blackmail her by threatening to upload it on social media.

Superintendent of Police (City) Sanjay Kumar said the survivor accused Amir's family members of exerting pressure on her to convert and get married to him.

The police have named Amir's mother, sister and relatives in the FIR registered on Thursday. The survivor was sent for medical examination. The accused are absconding.

Meanwhile, in a road accident, two brothers were crushed to death after a dumper truck hit their motorcycle on the Tirwa Bela Road in Kannauj district on Friday, police said.

Station House Officer Indergarh Kamal Bhati identified the victims as Sunil Rajput (19) and Mohit Rajput (17) of Auraiya district. They were returning home after attending a wedding when the accident took place.

The truck driver fled after the accident.

Mohit Rajput was an intermediate student, and Sunil Rajput was working in Delhi, Bhati said.

A case was registered in this regard by the police against the dumper driver and the bodies were sent for post-mortem.