A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped and set on fire by her boyfriend in Greater Noida’s Tigri village on Monday.
The girl was admitted in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital ICU with more than 60% burns. Police said accused Ajay Sharma (18), who lived in the same village, was arrested at his house.
“A police team is with the victim at the hospital. Her statement was recorded. She accused Ajay of rape and attempt to murder,” said Rakesh Yadav, circle officer 3, Greater Noida.
The girl’s father, a tailor who runs a shop in the locality, said: “At about 2.30am (on Monday), Ajay came to meet my daughter. The duo was having an affair. They met on the roof, where he raped her and set her ablaze. He fled from the spot.”
He said around 10 months ago, the family complained about Ajay repeatedly peeping into their house. “But his family promised that he will not disturb us again, so we did not follow the complaint,” the girl’s father said.
Policemen were deployed in Tigri village following the incident, fearing tension.
“No untoward incident was reported from the area so far. Deploying police was a precautionary measure as the victim and the accused are from different religions,” said Yadav. He said the situation was under control and they called a peace meeting between the groups.
Unidentified man tries to molest girl
An unidentified person allegedly sneaked into the room of a B Tech student at a girl’s hostel and tried to molest her, police said. The incident occurred on late Sunday night when the victim, a first year student of a private college here, was sleeping in her room.
“The victim said about 2 am, she felt like someone was touching her. She woke up only to see a man standing in front of her bed. She shouted for help but the man escaped through the window and fled the spot,” said Abhishek Yadav, superintendent of police (rural), Gautam Budh Nagar.
A case was registered at Knowledge Park police station.