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New Delhi: In a shocking incident, a 19-year-old rape survivor from Haryana committed suicide on Tuesday seven months after being forced to marry her rapist on the intervention of Panchayat.

The rape had taken place at Jagadhri in Yamunanagar district in October 2015. The rapist, Anuj had agreed to marry the girl as part of the deal brokered by panchayat. The couple tied the knot in March following which the accused was cleared of rape charges.

As per the complaint filed by girl’s mother, the victim was subjected to physical and mental torture. The victim’s mother also alleged that she was hanged after being killed.

First Published | 26 October 2016 8:46 AM
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