Two days after being gang-raped, 22-year-old commits suicide


    Nation Next Newsroom | Feb 18, 2019 18:30

    A 22-year-old DEd student, who was gang-raped by four men (including a juvenile) on Friday (Feb 15), committed suicide by hanging herself on Sunday (Feb 17) at her residence in Moradi Village in Mauda in Nagpur district.

    The four men, who were taken into custody by Mauda Police on Saturday (Feb 16), have been identified as Mayur Kularkar, Rahul Kamble, Sham Katore and a juvenile. While initially, the men were charged with 376d and 363 of the IPC, now the police have also charged the men with section 306 (abetment to suicide).

    Surprisingly, the victim Reema (name changed), in her suicide note, has written that only Mayur Kularkar is responsible for her death and that the other three men should be let go off. She has also apologized to her mother for not listening to her.

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    As per the police, on Friday, after Reema returned to Moradi from Nagpur, Katore called her and asked her meet him. When Reema reached the spot, Katore was accompanied by Kularkar, Kamble and the juvenile. As the men and Reema sat near a closed shop, one of the accused brought liquor from a nearby shop. Reema was forced to drink by the men till she was completely sloshed.  Kularkar then took Reema to a secluded place and allegedly raped her. Reema was then taken for a drive in Kamble’s SUV before being dropped at a bridge near her house.

    After reaching home at around 1 am on Saturday, Reema narrated the entrie ordeal to her mother. Later she walked towards Mauda Police Station, which is five kms away from Moradi, to file a complaint against the men. At around 3.30 am, she was spotted by a police patrolling vehicle and was taken to Mauda Police Station, where she finally filed the complaint.