Traumatized by rape of blind niece, Delhi man ends life

Representative photo of a dead body.

Neighbourhood News Desk: Two weeks after a 20-year-old blind woman was allegedly raped in a shanty in central Delhi’s Karol Bagh, her uncle was found hanging from a tree outside her home on Thursday. The dead man, who drove a cycle rickshaw for a living, was the sole wage earner in a family that included the fatherless rape survivor and her 55-year-old mother.

On Thursday, the survivor told Hindustan Times she wants to withdraw the rape case and return to her village in Uttar Pradesh because there is no one left in the family to pursue a long legal battle. The police remained unsure about the trigger for the alleged suicide, but the rape survivor said her 45-year-old uncle was traumatized by the crime and would cry about it every night after returning from work.

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