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Female Teacher Commits Suicide, Police Accused Of Inaction Against Rape Allegation

01 December 2019

Ommcom News

Baripada: Body of a female lecturer was found hanging on Sunday morning in the hostel of Rairangpur Women’s College of Mayurbhanj district. She had accused her relative of raping her in October 30 and her family allege that Mayurbhanj police took no action.

The deceased, Rukmini Mandal, was a lecturer of the Physics department and was on hire on a contractual basis. She resided at room number 8 of the college hostel, said police report.

As per reports, last night Mandal locked herself in her room and even past dinner-time she did not open her door. Suspecting foul play, the hostel matron and other staff knocked the door. They later broke it down and found that Mandal has hanged herself from a ceiling fan.

The news created a stir in the area.

It has also come to fore that Mandal had lodged a complaint against one of her relatives on October 30 and had accused the said person of rape. However, no action was taken, allege the victim’s family.

Swinging into action, the Mayurbhanj police took the accused into custody and are interrogating him. Taking disciplinary action, Mayurbhanj SP also transferred Jharapokharia IIC.

Later in the day, Mayurbhanj Collector suspended Jharpokharia ASI Prasant Swain on charges of dereliction of duty for not revealing a suicide note by Mandal.