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Fed up of eve-teasing, college girl commits suicide

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Khordha: Fed up of facing humiliation due to eve-teasing by her ‘stalker’, a college girl allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison under Balugaon police limits in Khordha district.

The victim, a +3 student was rushed to Balugaon hospital and later was shifted to MKCG Hospital in Berhampur in a critical condition where she succumbed while undergoing treatment.

The victim’s alleged stalker, identified as Prakash Dalei, of Badakul area used to allegedly stalk her wherever she went and eve-teased her, following which he was arrested earlier basing on a complaint filed by her family. However, as soon as he was released from jail recently, he started to harass the girl.

The victim revealed the cause of taking the extreme step only at the hospital and the stalker was none other than their long time neighbor, the girls’ father said.

“My daughter had not revealed that the accused was harassing her again after being released from jail. She informed it only at the hospital and said that is why she attempted suicide,” said victim’s father.

Balugaon Inspector-In-Charge, Sanjay Patnaik said that the accused was earlier arrested on charges of harassing the girl. However, the family had not reported about the recent harassment incident. We have launched a probe into the case and appropriate action will be taken after investigation.

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