Damoh (MP): A teenaged tribal girl was
burnt to death by a policeman`s son when he failed to rape her
due to her resistance at Sedara village in the district,
police said today.
The incident took place last evening under Batiyagarh
police station area when the 15-year-old girl was alone at her
house. Govind Thakur, son of a constable Kalyan Singh forcibly
entered the house and allegedly tried to rape her,
Superintendent of Police D K Arya said.
When the victim opposed it, Thakur poured kerosene
over her and set her afire following which she sustained
serious burn injuries, he said.
Later, she was admitted to the Damoh District Hospital
where she succumbed to her burn injuries during treatment this
morning, Arya said.
A case has been registered against the accused who was
later arrested, the SP added.