Girl who self-immolated after molestation dies

  • PTI, Aurangabad
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  • Updated: Jan 12, 2013 21:06 IST

A minor girl who set herself ablaze after being allegedly molested by a boy, died in the hospital here today while undergoing treatment, police said.

The girl was a student of class V and was a resident of Rui village in Vashi tehsil of Osmanabad district, police said.

A 16-year old boy from her village had given her a greeting on the occasion of New Year. The incident had taken place on January 1 at her school.

Scared that it would bring a bad name to her family, the girl went to her home and set herself ablaze after pouring kerosene, police said.

She sustained sixty-five per cent of burns and was admitted to the civil hospital in Beed, they said adding she was later shifted to a hospital in Aurangabad, where she breathed her last today.

Police have apprehended the accused, police said adding that further investigations were on.


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