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.