Rampur (UP): Police have apprehended a 17-year-old youth in connection with the alleged rape and suicide of a minor in Saifni police station area here, an official said on Saturday.
According to the police complaint lodged by the victim’s parents, the boy is a neighbour and he had visited their house a few days ago, during which he allegedly raped their 15-year-old daughter.
On learning about the incident, the girl’s parents asked the boy to marry their daughter, but his parents rejected the proposal saying that he was a minor, Additional Superintendent of Police Sansar Singh said.
The victim’s parents alleged that she hanged herself because the boy refused to marry her.
Based on their complaint, a case was registered and the boy was apprehended, police said.