High drama ensued inside the Supreme Court on Monday as a woman lawyer attempted suicide before the chamber of Chief Justice of India RM Lodha, alleging that she had been gangraped.
The woman, who hails from Chattisgarh, broke down in front of a bench headed by Chief Justice Lodha and claimed to have consumed poison in protest of her alleged gangrape by her husband's family, which she claimed occurred last November and put blame on the police for not acting efficiently.
Just as the bench, which also comprised Justices Kurian Joseph and R F Nariman, was about to rise for the day, the lawyer reportedly began crying alleging police inaction over her gangrape and then revealed that she had consumed naphthalene balls, as reported by The Press Trust of India.
The lawyer alleged that a First Information Report (FIR) had been filed, but no action had been taken by the Chhattisgarh Police against her in-laws.
She was taken to the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital and the Supreme Court appointed an Amicus Curiae on Monday in the case, which it will hear on Tuesday.