Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar area was tense after a 40-year-old woman, allegedly gang-raped and filmed by the accused last week, committed suicide. She committed suicide after the video of the incident was circulated on social media. 

Muzaffarnagar had witnessed communal riots in 2013 which had left 63 dead. In this case while the woman's family is Hindu, the only accused person arrested so far is from the Muslim community. 

The victim, an (Accredited Social Health Activist) ASHA worker, consumed poison at Chapra village on Tuesday after she came to know about the objectionable video being circulated on WhatsApp, Superintendent of Police Pradeep Gupta told PTI. 

On Sunday, the woman, a mother of three, was allegedly raped by four persons who also filmed the act, he said. 

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While an FIR has been registered against the accused in the case, only one of the accused, identified as 23-year-old Shahid, has been arrested so far. 

ASHA workers blocked the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway at Chapar for two hours protesting against the incident on Wednesday. 

Here's the sequence of events so far. 

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