Cuttack: A 17-year old rape victim, who had attempted to commit suicide after allegedly being raped by a youth on March7, died while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital here on Tuesday morning.
The deceased hailed from Tunpur village under Salepur Police limits in the district. She was pursuing +2 in Reba College in the district.
On the other hand, Salepur police today arrested accused Arun Biswal of the village in this connection as per an FIR filed by the father of the deceased girl.
Police sources said, 45-year-old Biswal had allegedly added some dugs in victim’s cold drinks and then sexually assaulted her in a car near Jagatpur area and some nude pictures of the girl around two months before.
Later, Biswal started blackmailing the victim and demanded money regularly. He also threatened her not to reveal the incident before anyone with dire consequences.
Following torture by the accused the girl attempted to commit suicide by hanging herself at her residence on March 7. However, she was rescued by family members with the help of neighbours in a critical condition and was rushed to the SCB hospital.