A minor girl was burnt and thrown into a well after she managed to fend off an attempted gang-rape in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharsawa district on Thursday, the police said.
According to the police, the minor, a Class 4 student, was taken to a jungle by four men after they offered her a chocolate. The girl started shouting when they tried to rape her.
The perpetrators then allegedly poured kerosene oil and set her on fire. She was later thrown into a well.
The girl was taken to a hospital after some villagers heard her shouts. She has sustained 60% burn injuries and is critical, the police said.
The police have detained the four accused and is interrogating them.