Allegedly gang-r*ped by three boys, an 18-year-old girl has committed suicide at her residence in Amarata, a suburb of Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital.
The deceased, simply identified as Janet, was a native of Oduali in Abua/Odua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
According to reports, she was gang-r*ped at gunpoint by the boys, who forced her into an uncompleted building last week, while she was running an errand for her elder sister.
“The girl was sad and devastated after the incident. After she narrated her experience, her sister’s husband, who is a pastor, asked her to describe any of her attackers. She described one of them.
“The boy was traced to his house, but he had absconded. The pastor counselled her and promised to pursue the matter to a logical conclusion,” a source said, but did not say if the matter was reported to the police or if the girl was taken to a hospital after the incident.
The psychological trauma that comes with r*pe was apparently too much for the victim to bear, and she decided to take her own life.
The source said the rape victim left behind a suicide note, after which she took a poisonous substance known as Sniper.
She died at Gloryland Hospital, after those who discovered her groaning in pain had rushed her to the hospital.
Confirming the incident, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, said the Police has launched investigation into the alleged r*pe charges filed by the girl’s family.