Well, here's some more terrible news for your Thursday. After being attacked and raped during a Diwali festival in mid-November, a 17-year-old girl committed suicide on Wednesday. She swallowed poison.

Of course, as is often the case, there was plenty of the police mishandling everything. Inspector General Paramjit Singh Gill, the police chief for the area, said that the teenager had been "running from pillar to post to get her case registered" but nevertheless, nothing formal was filed.

The victim's sister told Indian television that the teenager had been urged to either accept a cash settlement or marry one of her attackers.

"The police started pressuring her to either reach a financial settlement with her attackers or marry one of them," her sister told the NDTV network.


Those aren't even remotely decent choices. It's heartbreaking.

Before her death, there were no arrests, but earlier today, three suspects (two male attackers/one female accomplice) were detained.

This once again shines International light on the fact that — just like pretty much everywhere else — India has a gang-rape problem.


Gang-raped Indian Teenager Kills Herself [Sky News]