Five minors were arrested by the Guntur police, a day after a 17-year old girl committed suicide at Veldurthy in Macherla mandal. Superintendent of Police, Guntur Rural, K. Narayan Naik said that the minors were arrested as they were named in the suicide note purportedly written by the girl.The police have registered cases under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POSCO) in addition to the charges under Section 306 (IPC) and Nirbhaya Act.
The girl, who was residing at Veldurthy, used to travel to a private junior college in Macherla. She accused six persons of harassing her repeatedly and also pointed out that at least one of the accused had a habit of drugging girls and later subjecting them to sexual harassment. She said that he should be meted out a harsh punishment.On Sunday, the girl hanged herself with a ‘chunni’ at her home. Her parents, Kondalu and Satyavathi, who are agricultural laborers, saw her body after returning home from work.
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