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Rape victim commits suicide over alleged police inaction

A gang-rape victim from Meerut committed suicide on Monday morning after the Uttar Pradesh police allegedly took no action on her complaint. After the victim, who was resident of Kharkhauda in Meerut, committed suicide, the police tried to distance itself from the incident and claimed that she had not submitted any complaint with them.

According to the victim's complaint, she used to stay in a slum in Kharkhauda and she was allegedly raped by three men with the help of three woman of the slum on June 29. But the Kharkhauda police did not file any FIR when the victim went to the police station with her complaint.

According to family members of the victim, she was depressed and tense because no action was being taken against the culprits.

“This is a very serious complaint. Action will be taken against the concerned police personnel, if they are found to have not done their job in this case. I am ordering a probe by the SSP (Senior Superintendent of Police),” Inspector General of Police (Meerut range) Rajkumar Verma Verma told the media.

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