A teenager in East Midnapore who is pregnant after being raped repeatedly by a fellow villager on the promise of marriage has filed a petition with the local court seeking permission to end her life. The man and his family had agreed to the marriage with the girl and therefore her earlier complaint had not been addressed, the police said. A West Bengal Human Rights Commission team visited the 17-year-old in her home at Sutahata during the day and spoke to her and her family. The girl's mother has also petitioned the court for permission to the family to end their lives in view of the ignominy. The man was allegedly threatening her and her family over phone, the complaint added.
Source: dna January 13, 2018 16:41 UTC