Suicide Committed by a Victim of Sexual Harassment


The case where a teen committed suicide due to sexual harassment by a close family member.

On 6th September 2020, victim’s friend sent messages to the victim’s mother telling her that their close cousin uncle had been sending “dirty messages” to the victim. When the victim’s mother confronted her daughter, she showed her the screenshot that she had kept hidden in a folder on her phone. After showing her mother all of these the girl jumped off the balcony from the 4th floor of her house. On the next day, the victim’s mother found a note in her daughter’s dresser which talked about the ill deeds of the accused.

FIR was filed against the accused after 96 days invoking Section 306, 354A, 354-B of the IPC and Section 4 and 8 of the POCSO Act.

Man’s bail application was rejected by Justice Bharat Dangare.
It was argued by Advocate Aabad Ponda that his client was not liable for the suicide of the victim and texting the girl could be considered a moral blunder.

This was disagreed by Justice Dangare and he said that the note that the girl had written before her suicide said all about how she felt. Her note gave the impression that she felt trapped.

#

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s