Jammu, Aug 2: A 25-year-old postgraduate student, accused of raping a girl, killed himself after the Targain village panchayat asked him to drink the girl’s urine for allegedly raping her, police said. The incident was reported in Budhal tehsil of Rajouri district, 150 kilometres from Jammu. The man has been identified as Fazal Hussain. Hussain committed suicide by jumping into Samar Sar lake, near Targain village. Also Read - BJP's J&K Unit Celebrates Accession Day With Fervour
Before committing suicide, Hussain recorded an audio clip on a mobile phone stating that he never raped the girl and felt humiliated after the panchayat’s diktat. Also Read - BJP Workers Detained For Trying to Hoist National Flag at Lal Chowk, PDP Office in Srinagar | Watch Video
SSP Rajouri, Yougal Manhas said that the police will check the facts and then will take action, reported HT. Manhas also informed that the mobile phone belonged to one of Hussain’s relative. Also Read - 'Unlike UP...': Rahul Gandhi Hits Out At BJP Over 'Gandhis Don't Care' Comment
“He had stated in the clip that he was asked by the panchayat to drink girl’s urine and he also claimed that he never raped the girl,” said the SSP.
He, however, said that the two families never approached the police complaining about the matter. “They didn’t report the matter to police and appeared before village panchayat,” he added, saying that the girl’s family had approached the panchayat with a complaint of rape against the accused. “The girl’s family had sought justice and the panchayat came up with such a weird punishment,” he said. Hussain’s body was recovered from the lake on Sunday by some shepherds.
The investigations revealed that the panchayat had asked Hussain’s family to compensate the rape with money. “But Fazal Hussain refused to pay. Thereafter, the panchayat asked him to drink the girl’s urine. Baffled by the weird diktat, Fazal sought two days time to mentally get ready, but on Sunday, his body was found in the lake,” he added.