The police did not budge when her father went to file a complaint of harassment

 Allegedly stripped by neighbours minor girl hangs herself accuses police of inaction in death note
news Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 09:11

A minor girl who was allegedly stripped and photographed by her neighbours, hanged herself at her residence on Monday afternoon. She has also alleged inaction of the police in her suicide-note.

Jaya (name changed), a class IX student of a local school, was found hanging by her mother.

On Monday, Jaya’s neighbours Krishnamurthy , Mohan and two others allegedly cornered her when she was returning home from school. “They forced her into Krishnamurthy's house, stripped her and clicked her nude pictures,” family members said.

In her one-page suicide note, Jaya named the two main accused, Krishnamurthy and Mohan, who had allegedly assaulted her. “They may argue that the handwriting is not mine. I assure you that I wrote this,” the note read.

Times of India reported that her family alleged that Krishanmurthy and Mohan had been sexually harassing Jaya.

When her father went to Chikkajala police station to file a complaint against them on Saturday, the police declined to accept his complaint saying Krishnamurthy and Mohan are distant relatives of her mother.

Jaya's maternal uncle Basavaraju said that police had asked her father to settle the issue amicably. “They are not just neighbours, but far relatives too. Don't spoil the girl's future by filing a complaint and bringing your daughter into the scene,“ the police told Basavaraju according to him, reports TOI.

Jaya's parents, natives of Tamil Nadu, have been in Bengaluru for over three decades. Her father did odd jobs for a living, while her mother is a homemaker.

“On Sunday, he again went to the station, saying the duo was still harassing Jaya. But police did not budge,” Basavaraju claimed.

The New Indian Express reports that Jaya had previously approached Chikkajala police and told them about the incident. However, the police sent her back insisting that she came along with her parents to file a case.

According to the TNIE report, Krishnamurthy, Mohan and Mohan’s mother who got to know that Jaya approached the police picked up a quarrel over the issue and threatened to kill her. Jaya, along with her parents, approached the police, who again asked them to go back later.

Vikas Kumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East), told TNIE that they have arrested the accused, and investigations were on. “The family members are making false allegations that the police did not take down a complaint,” he told TNIE.

“I have directed the Assistant Commissioner of Police to look into allegations against the police officials and submit a report in two days. If they are found guilty, stern departmental action will be taken against them,” he said.

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