She hugged her mother, said 'I love you': Grandpa of 14YO Vijayawada girl who took her life

Several social welfare and women's organizations came out on the roads demanding punishment for the culprit. They took out candlelight rallies and raised slogans seeking the arrest of the TDP leader.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  31 Jan 2022 11:08 AM GMT
She hugged her mother, said I love you: Grandpa of 14YO Vijayawada girl who took her life

Amaravati: A day after a 14-year-old girl died by suicide in Vijayawada after she was allegedly sexually abused by TDP leader Vinod Jain, several social welfare and women's organizations came out on the roads demanding punishment for the culprit. They took out candlelight rallies and raised slogans seeking the arrest of the TDP leader.

Meanwhile, YSRCP leader Vijaysai Reddy took to Twitter saying the accused should be hanged to death publicly to avoid such incidents.

It may be noted that the class IX girl had named Vinod Jain in her suicide letter. Stating that he was the reason for her death, the girl had alleged that Jain was sexually abusing her for the past two months. Immediately after the suicide note was found, the police sealed Jain's house.

One of the eyewitnesses said that minutes before her death, the girl was sitting on the terrace. When they asked her to come down she refused. The girl's grandfather, Manikyala Rao, said he last spoke to her before he left with his daughter for an evening walk. The 14-year-old hugged her mother to say 'I love you'.

According to sources, there have been allegations that Jain regularly conducts parties at his home. Speaking to NewsMeter, Vijayawada city police commissioner Kanthi Rana Tata said, "The suicide note by the minor girls mentions the reason for her death. We will investigate to see if there have been any other allegations against Jain in the past."

Vinod Jain has been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC.

Meanwhile, the chairperson of Andhra Pradesh women's commission, Vasireddy Padma, said the commission has written a letter to the school where the minor girl studied to know about the safety and security measures for girl students from classes VI to XII.

In the letter, the chairperson asked for a report on sessions conducted on 'good touch and bad touch' for girl children; educating the students on untold sexual harassment; report on psychosocial counseling to girl children; counselling male children to show respect towards girl students and women; educating the students on household harassment; and educating the students on trafficking of children for sexual exploitation. The chairperson asked the school to submit the report within a week. She has also asked the school education department to take necessary action.

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