Molested by twin brothers, Ludhiana Dalit woman hangs self

A 23-year-old Dalit woman on Friday ended her life by hanging herself at her house at Sangowal village near Ludhiana city, two days after she was allegedly molested by twin brothers.Police arrested Jagdeep Singh and Jagjit Singh (34) after a case under Sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 354 (molestation) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Act was registered against them at the Dehlon police station. The molestation issue was resolved after the two had apologised the same day after which the woman chose not to file a police complaint, it is learnt.The incident comes close on the heels of the Ludhiana incident wherein a girl and her male friend were abducted by a group and she was raped by 10 youths.Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, special branch) Surendra Lamba said had the family reported the molestation incident to police, her life could have been saved. At the time of the incident, she was alone at home as her mother had gone to see doctor for cough and fever.

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