Woman hangs self after being raped by own brother in Madhya Pradesh

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GIRL RAPEBHOPAL: A 32-year-old woman committed suicide allegedly after being raped by her own brother in Gwalior district in Madhya Pradesh in wee hours on Wednesday.

The incident occurred at Dangar village under Kotwali police station area. The victim hanged herself at around 3 am, said Aamar Singh Sikarwar, SHO Kotwali. Her younger sister saw the body suspended from the ceiling fan of her room at around 5 am and informed us, he said.

The victim, a mother of three, had shifted to the house of her two bachelor brothers after separation from her husband in 2010. However, last year she moved into a separate house with her children after being raped by her 40-year-old elder brother.

Two months ago the accused approached and brought her home promising that he would not repeat the offence. But on Tuesday he raped her again, her sister told police. Annoyed over the incident, she committed suicide, said police. Her children and other family members were sleeping in the adjoining room.

“We are going by statement of the victim’s sister. The accused has been arrested on charges of rape. We are waiting for autopsy report for further investigations,” said the SHO. Initially it seems that she committed suicide after the rape, he added.

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