RAJGARH: A minor girl in Madhya Pradesh was burnt alive because she tried to resist rape. The incident took place in MP's Sustani village on Friday.
The 13-year-old girl is reportedly a Dalit. "He threw kerosene on me and then lit a fire," the victim said.
Rajgarh (Madhya Pradesh): Minor Dalit girl torched, allegedly after she resisted rape, victim says, 'he threw kerosene on me & then lit fire.' Police say, 'case has been registered and teams are looking for the accused.' (11.02.2018) pic.twitter.com/rXITl1Zg3L
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According to police, a case has been registered and teams are looking for the accused.
The accused tried to rape the minor on finding her alone at home. It was when the 13-year-old victim cried to protest, he attempted to kill her.
He tried to silence her by pouring her kerosene and setting her on fire. Thereafter, the culprit fled from the spot.
The victim was admitted in the district hospital on Saturday night, where the doctors said that 50 percent of her body sustained burn injuries. After a primary treatment, she was referred to Bhopal.
A complaint has been registered with Rajgarh Police, and a three-member team has been formed to nab the culprit, SDOP Shambhu Singh Ahirwal informed.
(With ANI inputs)