A married woman, who was allegedly raped by a man known to her, committed suicide today in her home in a village in Rohtak district, police said.
The woman took the extreme step when only her visually impaired mother-in-law was at home, they said.
Police said the victim had earlier said in her complaint that five persons, including the accused known to her, had kidnapped her from near her house in Kalanaur when she had gone out to ease herself on Friday night, but later on changed the statement.
They said she had told them five persons, including Sunil, who has been arrested, had bundled her into a car and then taken her to the fields where they gangraped her and later abandoned by the roadside.
The victim said she made the earlier statement because she feared wrath of her family, police said.
In her last statement made before she took the extreme step, the victim said that Sunil had taken her on a motorcycle on Friday night when she ventured outsider her house. She was taken to fields by the accused where he raped her. Later, when some passersby noticed her, she was rushed to a hospital, they said.
Police said the woman cooked up a story that she had been kidnapped and raped by the five accused.
However, during counseling yesterday, the victim told a woman police officer that only Sunil was involved in the incident.
“The victim took the extreme step by hanging herself in her house today,” DSP, Rohtak, Pushpa Khatri said.
He said 26-year-old Sunil of Katesra village was arrested and taken on one-day’s police remand for further questioning in the case.