Differently-abled girl live streams suicide attempt on FB from Batala; critical

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The Hush Post| 12:38 pm|one-minute-read|

A 26-year-old differently-abled woman attempted suicide by consuming poisonous substance at her house in Batala, Punjab. The incident took place on Thursday.

She tried to end her life and was live-streaming her suicide attempt on Facebook. This in turn alerted her friends who immediately came to her rescue and got her admitted to Civil Hospital. According to the doctors her condition was stated to be critical.

According to a report in The Hindustan Times, around 2 months ago, the victim had filed a police complaint, alleging that a youth, Amandeep Singh of Chabal village, who is a fitness trainer at a gym in Batala, sexually exploited her under the pretext of marriage.

“Amandeep also stayed at my house after performing shagun ceremony at a religious place but when I asked him to marry me, he started avoiding me first and then refused outrightly. When I approached his family, they threatened me of dire consequences,” she had alleged.

The victim alleged that she lodged a complaint with Batala SSP, who marked an inquiry to DSP (city) but he did not take any action against Amandeep.

She reportedly had even staged a protest outside the SSP office after which the concerned DSP called her again and assured action, but even after more than a month, nothing happened.

In the video which she live-streamed, the victim said that Amandeep and his family should be held responsible for her death.

DSP (city) BK Singla said he has already submitted the inquiry report to the SSP.

“We are investigating the matter. If the doctors confirm she had indeed taken some poison, we will register a case against her once she is discharged from the hospital,” said a police officer on the condition of anonymity.

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