After messaging a friend that she had been sexually assaulted, a 14-year-old girl allegedly killed herself in a college teacher’s home in Assam’s Chirang district, the police said on Tuesday.
She had been staying at the teacher’s house for approximately a year with the purpose of studying. He was an assistant professor at a college in Bengtol, and was arrested on the charge of rape and abetment to suicide.
The police, in a statement, said that the minor girl was found hanging on Monday but the matter was not informed to the authorities.
The teacher and her family members were trying to perform her last rites when the police, after being ‘tipped-off’ by someone, reached the spot and stopped them. The body was sent for post-mortem examination.
The statement said that during the investigation, the girl was found to have sent a message to a friend through a social networking platform. She said she did not want to live anymore, she had been subjected to sexual assault.
The accused was booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and for causing disappearance of evidence, and was remanded to three days in police custody by a local court.