Pratapgarh: A 16-year-old girl took her life on Wednesday after she jumped into a well in front of her house as she was allegedly fed up of repeatedly being molested by local boys.
Police said the body of the girl has been sent for post-mortem and one accused in their custody, so far.
The deceased’s mother alleged that three youths had barged into their house on Tuesday and molested her daughter and the next morning she jumped into the well.
Her family accused the youths of repeatedly molesting the class 11 student for the past six months and they resisted lodging an FIR with the Baghraya police for fear of public shame.
The family has named three youths — Gunnu Tiwari, Dabboo Singh and Guddu. On Tuesday night, Tiwari allegedly sneaked into the house and molested her, while the Singh and Guddu climbed up into the house and threatened the family, the family said.
On the father’s complaint, the police have registered a case against the three accused under POCSO charges and abetment to suicide.
The two other accused are yet to be arrested.
Three teams have been formed to arrest the remaining two, police added.