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Teen rape victim ends life in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 13:54

Thane: A teenage girl, who was allegedly
raped, has succumbed to her burn injuries in a civil hospital
here, after she set herself ablaze after the incident, police
said today.

The rape victim set herself on fire last week died on
Monday after she was shifted here from the Sahapur hospital
with more than 80 per cent burns, they said.

The teenager, a resident of Rasgaon village was
allegedly raped by a carpenter in tribal Sahapur taluka on
October 11 and was kept in captivity by him for two days and
sexually assaulted, they said.

The girl who returned home two days later took the
extreme step after she was threatened by the accused against
disclosing the crime, police said.

Meanwhile, police have launched manhunt for the
25-year-old carpenter.

The deceased parents, who work as daily labourers have
not lodged any complaint, police added.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 13:54
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