Days after filing rape plaint, Balasore girl kills self

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Balasore: A few days after accusing a person of sexually assaulting her, a 15-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide at her residence in Nachipur village under Simulia police limits in Balasore district on Sunday.

The minor girl was found hanging from the ceiling of her room today morning.

According to sources, the girl had lodged a complaint at the local police station last Sunday against a person accusing him of outraging her modesty.

Although the exact reason behind the suicide is yet to be ascertained, it was suspected that she took the drastic step due to social stigma.

Simulia police sent the body of the deceased for an autopsy. An investigation into the incident is underway, the police said.

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