In a heartbreaking incident, a 16-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide in Chharanagar locality of Ahmedabad, Gujarat after her boyfriend leaked their intimate video.
While sharing the details of the incident, the police official shared with HT:
“Her boyfriend leaked her intimate video to three of his friends who then circulated it further. On February 29, the girl’s parents had lodged a rape complaint against her boyfriend after the leak came to their notice.
The girl was depressed after the video got leaked and ended her life on Monday evening. The girl and her boyfriend had shot an intimate video with each others consent. But the boyfriend leaked it to his friends.
The boyfriend has been booked for rape under sections of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, his three friends have been charged under the Information Technology Act for circulating the video. Three of the four accused have been arrested.”
Though the accused have been arrested, it is heartbreaking to see how the young woman felt the need to give up on life because her intimate video went leaked.
It is high time that we not only let our boys learn to respect women, but also make our girls know that they are much more than their body parts. There has been a continuous increase in scandals involving blackmailing young girls for their intimate pictures or video. It is very important to let our girls know that mere flesh will never bring any shame to their parents or them!
At IFORHER, we pray for this young girl’s soul to rest in peace. And, hope we would raise our daughters to fight back their culprits rather than giving up on their lives.