In a tragic incident, a 14-year-old girl in Andhra Pradesh killed herself on Thursday, after she was unable to deal with the sexual harassment allegedly by a local goon.
K Soumya, who was studying in Class 9 at the Patamata government school, hanged herself when she was alone at home. The incident occurred in Sanath Nagar.
A goon identified as Nani was harassing the girl, said locals.
Soumya's father is an electrician while her mother is a construction worker. The girl used to go to the school with her younger sister Roopa.
Speaking to the local media, Soumyaâ€™s classmates said that he would regularly harass her.
â€śHe would come on a cycle or bike, throw mud on her, beat (assault) her and hurl abuses. He had been doing it from when akka (sister) was in Class 8. She had cried yesterday morning as well,â€ť Roopa told TV9.
â€śHe used to wait till school got over, and then used to follow and harass her, and even tease her. Sometimes he would circle her house on his bike," another local said.
The family alleged that Nani even visited their house when she was alone and tried to rape her, but she fended him off.
The girl was also reported to have injury marks on her body.
Relatives said that the girl was scared of Nani and did not confide in her family because of this. She even told her younger sister not to tell their parents anything.
The parents are demanding justice and said that no other girl should have to face what their daughter went through.
Speaking to The News Minute, Penamaluru Circle Inspector K Damodar said, â€śA case has been filed under Section 306 of the IPC (Abetment to suicide), based on the complaint of the girlâ€™s father, Govind Rao. We have started an investigation into the matter.â€ť
â€śAs of now, no arrests have been made. The post-mortem was performed and results are expected by Friday. We are looking into all angles, based on the allegations of the parents. Once the test results are out, we will proceed accordingly, and take a call on adding more sections to the case, and arresting the accused.â€ť