Rape victim dies after attempting suicide

PTI, PANAJI | 27 July 2012 21:29 IST

A teenage school girl, who tried to commit suicide here after the man accused of raping her got bail, succumbed to her burn injuries today evening.

The 17-year-old girl had tried to commit suicide by setting herself ablaze four days back, as her school teacher, accused of raping her, was granted bail.

The girl died in Goa Medical College and Hospital near here, where she was undergoing treatment, superintendent of hospital Dr Rajan Cuncolienkar confirmed.

The girl, who had sustained 90 per cent burnt injuries, breathed her last at 4.45 pm today, he said.

The post-mortem would be conducted tomorrow, Dr Cuncolienkar added.

Panaji police, who are investigating the rape case, have now decided to move for the cancellation of bail application of the accused teacher Kanhaiya Naik.

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had assured in the House that the issue would be handled in a serious manner.

The girl was raped by at the teacher's residence during her remedial classes in December 2011.

He was arrested in January this year.

In her dying declaration, the victim has confirmed that she took the extreme step out of fear, as the accused was out on the bail.

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instead of having a huge discussion as to why the girl committed suicide instead of trying to fight for justice! its important for a government to open its ears n gear up nw as it is an high time! they just cant missuse their power and should act instantly! 1st of all it was too shocking to hear that the accused was gven a bail which shows how careless and ineffective the law is! in this case a victim will obviously feel that the law have made injustice with her and also this gave indication to all the other girls that henceforth their cause is not at all important for the law who is only intrested in supporting the wrong ones on the other hand this act of law body will in a way give an helping hand to other criminals like the above rapists!!

- Sneha Naik, Mapusa | 29 th July 2012 13:59


Why didn't the state govt. provide counseling support and protection to the innocent girl. It is heat-wrenching to see her die like this.

Yesterday on prudent I saw some lady teacher come and blame the victim's family for rape on her, glorifying the alleged offender. What a travesty.

- Jagan Kamat, Canada | 27 th July 2012 22:18


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