Jaipur, July 10: A 15-year-old girl in Rajasthan Jhalawar district committed suicide on Monday after being shamed by her father for having sex with lover. According to the Manoharthana police, under whose jurisdiction the area of crime falls, the girl ended her life by jumping into a well while her father was taking her back home.
Minutes before her suicide, the deceased was caught in a compromising position with her 20-year-old lover at a secluded place in the government school. The girl's father attempted to apprehend the man but he succeeded in fleeing.
Station House Officer Dinesh Kumar claimed the youth was also ashamed of his act and attempted suicide by drinking pesticide. He, however, survived and is recuperating in a local hospital.
A case of rape has been registered against him by the deceased's father. Although the sexual act is suspected to be consensual, the 20-year-old could be prosecuted on rape charges as the deceased was a minor.
The chargesheet in the case would be filed after completing the investigation, the SHO told reporters.
The girl's body would be handed to the bereaved family after completing the autopsy, Kumar said.
At the deceased's house in Manoharthana, relatives poured-in to mourn the demise of the minor girl. The funeral will be performed after the post-mortem is completed and the body is handed over.