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Man ends life after failed rape attempt on minor niece

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Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarnagar (UP) 

A 26-year-old man allegedly committed suicide after making an abortive bid to rape his minor niece, during which he also injured her with a sharp object, police said.

The body of the man was found in a field in his village on Thursday and prime facie it appears that he committed suicide by consuming poison, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Rajesh Kumar said.

On Wednesday, the man tried to rape his 15-year-old niece and injured her with a sharp object, he said.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, the ASP said.

The girl is undergoing treatment at a hospital. Kumar said.

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First Published: Fri, July 05 2019. 14:55 IST