A 21-year-old Delhi University student committed suicide on Sunday evening by hanging herself. Her extreme step came immediately after her boyfriend allegedly ended their relationship and used “caste-based slurs” against her when she said she wanted to marry him, reported The Indian Express.
The police said the girl had left a three-page suicide note blaming her boyfriend. The North District police station has registered a case under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and IPC sections 306 (abetment of suicide) and 506 (criminal intimidation).
The girl’s former boyfriend has left for Patna. “Our teams have gone to Patna to arrest the accused,” said DCP (North) Jatin Narwal.
The girl’s brother alleged that her boyfriend had “sexually exploited” her. According to him, she wrote in her suicide note that once she revealed her caste to her boyfriend “he started ignoring her and used caste-based slurs”.
The family says the woman went to Roop Nagar police station but was eventually directed to the Model Town police station.
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