Kottayam: A 17-year-old rape victim's family members committed suicide on January 12. According to reports, the family of the victim committed suicide after the girl tested positive in a pregnancy test.

The victim's parents were found hanging in their bedroom and the victim had slit her veins. Following this incident, the Kerala Police have arrested 20-year-old Jishnu Das.

According to reports, the 17-year-old girl and Jishnu were in a relationship. The duo had also developed a physical relationship over time.

As the girl informed the parents of physical discomfort, she was rushed to the hospital. After the scan, authorities found that the girl was pregnant.

As the girl opened up about her relationship with Jishnu, the hospital authorities informed the police and a case was registered against Jishnu.

Jishnu was booked under various sections of the POCSO Act and IPC Section 376(Rape).

Police sources say, the family committed suicide as they were unable to bear the mental pressure.