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Teen girl raped, set a fire by youth

3skUFDASreMkvDbWjDKQTsYaA 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and set on fire by a local youth under Faridpur police station area. The girl sustained 80% burn injuries and is battling for life at the district hospital. In another gruesome incident, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly threatened and raped by her own uncle in a field. She allegedly attempted suicide when police refused to register an FIR against the accused.

Police said the first incident took place in Chemu Nagla village. The youth, aged 16, allegedly entered the house of the victim at around 6am and pounced on her when she was sleeping. Her mother was sleeping in another room.

The youth raped her and when she tried to raise an alarm, he set her on fire by pouring kerosene on her. He then fled from the house. The girl’s mother along with the help of locals admitted her to district hospital. Doctors said her condition is serious as she has sustained 80% burn injuries. Police have registered an FIR in the incident.

Superintendent of police, rural, Brijesh Srivasatva said, “We have arrested the accused who is a minor. The accused has claimed that the girl had attempted suicide and her family is framing him in the incident. Investigation is going on into the matter.”

In another incident, a 16-year-old girl, who had gone to collect woods in a field in Dhakia village under Hafizganj police station was allegedly raped by her 35-year-old uncle, Mehndi Hasan on Tuesday. The girl claimed her uncle had dragged her to a sugarcane field and threatening her with a sickle, had raped her. The girl’s friend, who was passing by the field, saw Hasan with the girl and raised an alarm. The family of the girl alleged that Hasan left the girl in an unconscious state in the fields and fled from the spot.

The girl’s relatives claimed that police refused to register an FIR in the matter, prompting the minor girl to attempt commit suicide on Sunday evening. The girl locked her room from inside and was about to end her life but her family stopped her. Her relatives then put pressure on the police, who registered an FIR on Sunday. “We have arrested the accused, Hasan, on Monday. The minor girl was in a relationship with Hasan and when her family caught them, they concocted the story of rape. Even we have not found any evidence that the girl tried to commit suicide in their home,” said Anil Sirohi, inspector, Hafizganj police station.


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