Minor raped in Jaipur, attempts suicide

Jaipur: A minor girl was allegedly raped by an acquaintance in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh district following which she attempted suicide by setting herself afire, police said today.

The 15-year-old girl sustained about 60 per cent burn injuries last night and was hospitalised in Udaipur where her condition was stated to be stable.

"Last evening, Bhairu, an acquaintance of the victim, called the girl to a hostel close to her aunt's home where she was staying. When she reached the place, he raped her," Deputy Superintendent of police (Bari Sadri) Satya Narayan, said.

"After returning home, she set herself afire," he said, adding her aunt put out the fire and informed the police.

The boy has been arrested, Narayan said.