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16-year-old attempts suicide after being raped in MP

PTI  Guna, March 29, 2013
First Published: 19:34 IST(29/3/2013) | Last Updated: 20:24 IST(29/3/2013)

A 16-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by two young men on Tuesday, set herself on fire in Bajrangarh village of Guna district in Madhyha Pradesh on Wednesday.


She has suffered 90% burns and is battling for life in the district hospital, police said on Friday.

The girl was allegedly raped by two youths - Sonu Seharia (23) and Sonu Sen (20) - on March 26 and they asked her not to inform about the alleged offence to anybody.

Later, her mother took her to Barkhedagird Police station for filing a report but the police did not take any action in the matter, the victim's family alleged.

Upset over the rape and police's alleged inaction, the girl attempted suicide on March 27.

On Thursday, Guna superintendent of police (SP) KC Jain rushed to the village following which one of the accused was arrested by the police while the other one was nabbed on Friday.

Inspector general (IG), Gwalior Division Adarsh Katiyar also visited the victim at the hospital and reviewed the progress made by police in the case.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Ajay Singh said on Friday in a statement that the incident has exposed the state government's "shameless face" as incidents of rape and gangrape continued unabated in the state.

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