Gang-raped by two brothers, minor sets self on fire in UP

The girl was allegedly assaulted when she was alone at home.

Gang-raped by two brothers, minor sets self on fire in UP

Hamirpur: A minor girl allegedly set herself on fire after she was gang-raped by two brothers in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur district.

The victim's father later lodged a complaint against the two brothers (Sunil and Sonu) following which an FIR was registered.

"FIR has been registered against two brothers on the complaint of victim's father. Victim's body has been sent for post-mortem," Lal Sahab Yadav, Senior Superintendent of Police, said.

"Prima facie, it appeared that she had committed suicide after the sexual assault,'' he added. 

''The accused - identified as Sonu and Sunil - allegedly assaulted the girl when she was alone at home. They also attacked her younger brother after he walked in on them, but he managed to escape", he added. 

(With ANI inputs)