Bihar: Girl raped and set ablaze by boyfriend

She was taken by her relatives to the hospital, where she died.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2017 11:52 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Khagaria
Activists holds placards as they protest against violence and crimes against women in Siliguri on July 26, 2013.(AFP/Getty Images)

A college girl was allegedly raped and set on fire by her boy friend at her house in Bihar’s Khagaria district on Sunday.

The young man entered the house of the girl and raped her before setting her on fire with kerosene oil at Temtha Karari village, Superintendent of Police Minu Kumari said.

After committing the crime, he left the girl’s room by locking the door from outside.

On hearing her cries, her relatives and neighbours broke open the door of her room and took her to Sadar hospital where she died, Kumari said.

In her dying statement, the victim blamed her lover for the crime, the SP said.

The accused and his relatives were absconding.

Both the victim and her boy friend lived in the same village and were students of the same college, she added.

First Published: Jun 18, 2017 18:11 IST