Raipur (Chhattisgarh): A 19-year-old boy committed suicide after his friend was allegedly gangraped by two men in Chhattisgarh’s Korba district. The police officials said that the alleged rape took place under Katghora police station limits on September 1.

The reason behind the suicide came to light when the victim walked into a police station and told the cops that the boy killed himself because she was gangraped and he was forced to watch it by the two men. Two men, Ishwar Das and Khem Kanwar, have been arrested and booked in the case.

In her complaint, the girl said that she was walking home when the boy offered to drop her home since the road was deserted. Das and Kanwar spotted the two near a school and accosted them.

The accused then thrashed both of them and took their mobile phones. Terrified, the girl tried to escape but was dragged back to the spot and gangraped. The boy, who was barely conscious, was forced to watch.

Next day, the boy came to know that the two men had told some of the people in the village, and probably because of the shame he felt, he hanged himself at his house, the police official said. Das and Kanwar were arrested on Wednesday. Further investigation is underway.