On Friday afternoon, the police in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh arrested a 21-year-old woman and her two friends after local shopkeepers blamed them of stealing. 

A few hours later, she died by suicide in the Ramnagar region of Orai Kotwali.

a girl dies by suicide in jalaun
Source: DNA India

The relatives of the woman have put blame on the policemen, saying that they allegedly physically tortured the young women. A report from NDTV on the news, quoted her sister as saying:

The police tortured her and made up a story. They grabbed her from the market, where they beat her. They took her to the police station, locked the doors and beat her again. More than the lady police officer, the male police officer beat her up.

She also said that her sister died by suicide after being asked to return to the station, after she was released on Friday evening.

The relatives of the deceased woman have told that there was only one woman police officer involved in the case.  

Meanwhile, the ASP put out a statement on Twitter, in which he said:

We have got information from Orai Kotwali Police Station that a girl died by suicide. A post-mortem is underway. After we get this report and conduct an inquiry to get all facts, we will make a statement.

Since then there has been huge uproar on social media, demanding justice for the woman.

The family members and acquaintances of the woman reportedly protested outside the police station for hours after her demise.