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Gangrape victim attempts suicide in court premises

A gangrape victim Wednesday attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance in the premises of a metropolitan court, alleging 'delay' in justice, police officials said.

Gangrape victim attempts suicide in court premises
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After the complainant, who had come for a hearing in an alleged rape case of 2008, got to know that the next date in the case was fixed for February 8, she walked out of the court room and consumed some poisonous substance saying "justice was being delayed," her lawyer Bharat Shah said.

The girl was rushed to hospital. Her lawyer said the court of metropolitan judge SV Parikh had fixed next date of hearing for March 18 in the case, but on his appeal it was changed to February 8.

The girl, who worked with a garment firm in Ambraiwadi, had filed a complaint with police in 2008 alleging gangrape by the firm owner and his three accomplices in 2007, with the help of three women co-workers at the shop, he said. 

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