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UP: Class 8 girl set on fire after gang-rape

IANS  Lucknow, October 23, 2013
First Published: 13:45 IST(23/10/2013) | Last Updated: 15:53 IST(23/10/2013)

A minor girl was gangraped by village youth and then burnt alive in a Uttar Pradesh district on Tuesday night. The girl sustained 80% burns and 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 agriculture farm for toilet along with her elder sister. As the two were returning, three villagers, including local goon Ram Bahadur, dragged her to a nearby area and gangraped her, the girl's family told the police.

They further alleged 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% burns.

The police station in-charge RP Pandey said that 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.

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