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Girl Allegedly Raped, Dies After Setting Herself Ablaze in Kanpur

A 17-year-old girl who set herself on fire after being allegedly raped by her neighbour, today succumbed to her injuries, police said.

The victim, a resident of nomadic community in Ghatampur, had yesterday poured kerosene over herself after being raped by a youth on August 12.

She was then rushed to Hallett Hospital in a critical condition, having suffered over 70 per cent burns. She died at 2 am in the hospital, Superintendent of Police Rural Anil Mishra said.

The rape accused identified as one Muneem, has been absconding ever since the incident, police said.

PLACES: Kanpur
SECTION: National
OUTLOOK 14 August, 2014
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