JOYPURHAT: Eleven days after she was allegedly raped, a Class VIII student ended her life in Khetlal upazila of the district on Thursday night.
According to her family members, the girl took the extreme step unable to bear the trauma and embarrassment. She allegedly committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of her house.
On November 8, a case of sexual harassment was filed against Rafikul and Shahinur following a complaint lodged at the Khetlal police station by the girl’s family.
However, the accused remained absconding while the girl’s family claimed that they had been being threatened by the accused.
Officer-in-charge (OC) of Khetlal Police Station Nirendranath Mandal said that “efforts are on to arrest the accused in the sexual harassment case”.
“Another case will be filed against the accused if evidence of abetment to suicide is found during the investigation,” he said.