• Kashika Saraogi

Assam: 14-year-old girl kills self 'after sexual assault'; college teacher held


During the investigation, it was found that the girl had sent a message through a social networking platform to a friend saying she did not want to live anymore as she had been subjected to sexual assault; the statement said.


The accused who was also booked for causing the disappearance of evidence and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, was remanded to three days' police custody by a local court.

The assistant lecturer of a college in Bengal, at whose house she had been living for around a year to study, was imprisoned on the charge of rape and abetment to suicide.

The police in an announcement said that they found the minor girl hanging on Monday. But they did not inform the matter to the authorities. The teacher and her family members were trying to fulfill her last rites when the police, after getting a tip-off from someone, arrived at the spot and interrupted them. They brought the body for post-mortem inspection.

During the investigation, they established the girl had sent a message through a social networking platform to a friend telling her she did not want to live anymore as she had been subjected to sexual assault; the statement said.


The accused who was also booked for causing the disappearance of proof and under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, was remanded to three days' police supervision by a local court.

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