Bareilly: A 21 – year – old man , wanted for allegedly raping a 17 – year – old deaf and mute girl , killed himself by consuming poison in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district , police said on Tuesday .
He raped the girl on Saturday and went into hiding after police filed a case fol lowing a complaint by her father , said police .
Police sources said the accused worked as a daily wager , and was a resident of a village in Bahjoi area of the district .
Additional SP Shrish Chandra said , ” The rape accused was hiding in Aligarh and returned with his broth er on Sunday . He then went to his sister’s house in a villagein Rajpura area . Soon he started vomiting and was admitted to a nearby hospital , where he died on Monday . We have sent the body for autopsy . It could be a case of poisoning . “
The accused’s brother said , ” My brother was scared as he was in a relationship with the girl but her parents lodged a rape com plaint against him . We tried to convince the girl’s family to get the two married but they refused and sought police action . Fearing police action and jail term , he consumed some poisonous sub stance and killed himself . “