Hours after the murder and rape of 27-year-old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, a similar heinous incident has come to light from the Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh where a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and set on fire. The victim succumbed to her injuries in Safdarjung hospital in Delhi.
According to the early reports, the incident happened on November 21. The victim was alone in the house when the neighbour forced his way into her home and sexually assaulted her. At the time of the incident, victim’s parents had gone to attend a family function in another village.
Following the incident, the girl threatened to file a police complaint, when he poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze.
The girl was rushed to a district hospital after receiving 70% burn injuries. She was then transferred to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi where she succumbed to her injuries.
The accused was produced in court the following day and was remanded to 14 days judicial custody.
The police said that he was booked under sections 376 (rape), 307 (attempt to murder), 452 (trespassing) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.