Basti, Uttar Pradesh:
A man and his wife allegedly died after consuming poison hours after the latter was raped in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Basti district, police said on Saturday.
An FIR has been filed in the incident and two men have been arrested in connection with it, they added.
The 30-year-old man and his 27-year-old wife consumed poison in the early hours of Thursday. While the man died the same day, the woman died at a hospital in Gorakhpur on Friday, Basti SP Gopal Krishana said on Saturday.
The family members of the couple alleged that the woman was raped by the two men at her house in Rudhauli police station on the intervening night of September 20 and 21, the SP said.
Before they allegedly died by suicide, the couple recorded a video naming the suspects, police said.
Based on a complaint by the man’s brother, an FIR was filed against the two men on Friday under Sections 376 D (gang rape) and 306 (abetment to suicide), the SP said.
The suspects – Adarsh (25) and Triloki (45) – have been arrested and investigation is underway,” he added.
The couple’s children told police that as they were getting ready for school Friday morning, their parents told them they had consumed poison and would die, police said.
The couple has three children, two sons aged eight and six and a daughter aged one year old.
According to preliminary investigations, the rape incident is related to the sale of land owned by the victim, she added.
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