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Man accused of rape ends life in police station


Team Udayavani, Aug 30, 2021, 8:08 AM IST

Bengaluru: A man accused of raping a girl died allegedly by suicide at a police station in Vijayapura district of Karnataka on Sunday and a CID probe was ordered by Home Minister of the State Araga Jnanendra.

The police said they arrested the 37-year-old man on Saturday following a complaint that he had raped the 13-year-old girl and that they found him hanging in the toilet of the station shortly afterwards.

On finding the accused hanging, the police said they took him to a hospital where, they said, he died.

Though the police said the death was not due to custodial torture, the family of the deceased staged a protest in front of thepolice station seeking justice.

On learning this, the Minister issued a statement saying a CID probe has been ordered and that a report will be submitted.

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