The C Times, 2 June 2017, Agartala: In a tragic incident, a 16-year-old girl committed suicide by setting herself on fire after being brutally raped by her neighbour.
The deceased PranatiSutradhar, D/O SubrataSutradhar (a Raj Mistry by profession) and a resident of Sidhai Mohanpur were a student kolkolia H.S school. The accused Amal Sutradhar (35 yrs.), S/O Ananda Sutradhar and Puspa Rani Sutradhar (Ex CPIM Pradhan) was her neighbour and worked under the victim’s father. Sources say he was stalking the victim for the past one month.
On the fateful evening of 31st May, he forced himself on her when her parents were not at home and raped her brutally. He then threatened her with dire consequences if she reveals this incident to anyone. Unable to bear the trauma and humiliation the deceased set herself on fire the next day. She was then rushed immediately to G.B hospital by her parents and locals. At around 10 pm in the night, she succumbed to her injuries. The post-mortem confirmed the occurrence of sexual assault and rape.
Adding insult to the injury the role of Police is under scanner as they have not yet nabbed the culprit because he happens to be the son of a CPIM Ex-Pradhan and is roaming freely. The opposition party has demanded fair investigation and immediate arrest of the accused.