LUCKNOW, INDIA – A minor girl was Gang Raped by village youth and then burned alive in a Uttar Pradesh district on Tuesday night. The girl sustained 80 per cent burns, 3rd degree and later died in a district hospital on Wednesday morning, police said.
The incident took place in Sirsa Kalaar area of Orai in the Jalaun district of the state. The girl, a student of class eight, had gone to a farm to along with her elder sister. As the two were returning, three villagers, including local goon Ram Bahadur, dragged her to a nearby area and gang-raped her, the girl’s family told the police.
The family said that the girl threatened the assailants that she would tell the villagers, which prompted the trio to set her on fire.
The assailants then escaped even as her elder sister rushed to the village and raised an alarm. But by the time family of the girl and neighbours reached the spot, the girl had already sustained 80 per cent burns.
The police station in-charge RP Pandey told IANS that the girl’s family has not lodged an official complaint.
He however had added that based on the information available, police teams were raiding different locations in pursuit of the assailants.