Raichur, April 19: In a barbaric incident, a burnt body of 22-year-old engineering student was found hanging from a tree in a forest on April 15 in Karnataka's Raichur district. The girl was missing since April 13. The police officials have recovered a suicide note in which the engineering student stated that she committed suicide because of depression.

The girl's family, however, has denied the suicide alarm and alleged that she was raped, burnt and then hanged to the tree. Her parents accused her boyfriend of perpetrating the crime who has been arrested by the police. Three Men Rape Haryana-based Dancer After Duping Her on Pretext of Show, Arrested.

According to Raichur Superintendent of Police (SP) Kishore Babu, the suicide note said that she scored fewer marks in the exams and held no one responsible for her death. On social media, some claimed that she was forced to write a suicide note by the killers. Panchkula Brothers Get 20 Years in Jail For Raping Cousin Sister in 2017.

The incident has taken social media by storm and an online petition on Change.org has gained more than 1.24 lakh signatures already. A protest also broke out in a Raichur college on Thursday after the incident was reported.

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