An 18-year-old girl, allegedly gang-raped by three boys, has committed suicide at her Amarata residence a suburb of Yenagoa, Bayelsa State according to a recent Vanguard report.
The deceased, who was identified only by her first name, Janet, was a native of Oduali in Abua/Odua Local Government Area of Rivers State.
She was reportedly gang-raped at gunpoint by the boys, who forced her into an uncompleted building last week, while she was running an errand for her older sister.
A source said: “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 informed the Vanguard that the victim was said to have become so devastated by the traumatic incident that she decided to take her own life.
The source also said the deceased wrote a suicide note, after which she took a poisonous substance known as Sniper.
By the time she was discovered, groaning in pain and taken to a hospital, Gloryland hospital, it was too late.
She died shortly afterwards.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Alex Akhigbe, confirmed the incident and said an investigation has been launched into the alleged rape charges filed by the girl’s family.