Friday, 27 Nov 2020

Girl, 15, raped before being set on fire after she makes police complaint

A 15-year-old girl who survived being raped by a man three months ago was allegedly set on fire and killed by seven men known to the attacker.

The teenager, who lived in the city of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, India, was allegedly drugged and sexually assaulted by a man in a orchard, near to her family’s farm.

Police were alerted to the attack after the girl reported him to police, and the alleged rapist now faces legal action, the Indian Express claims.

It is understood several acquaintances of the man began threatening the girl to withdraw the police complaint.

Her family refused to do so, and seven men then allegedly forced entry into the girls' home on Tuesday, November 17, at around 8am.

The men then allegedly doused the teenager in petrol and set her alight while she was with her mum in the kitchen.

It is believed her brother and father had gone to their farming field.

She was immediately rushed to hospital where she sadly succumbed to her injuries.

Santosh K Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, has said five of the seven men have been taken into custody.

Mr Singh said the other two, including the alleged rapist, have escaped ==.

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Mr Singh fired his Deputy Superintendent of Police following the girls’ death.

He said Anupshahr DySP Atul Kumar Chaubey, who was earlier transferred to police lines, was suspended by the state government on Wednesday night, November 18.

The police chief said it came after the 15-year-old, and a second girl, a 19-year-old died in the wake of rape accusations.

Unlike the 15-year-old, the other victim took her own life, leaving a note that blamed three people for her actions.

She also alleged a rape had taken place.

Mr Chaubey had been in charge of both investigations, and Mr Singh said he was suspended on charges of dereliction of duty and lacking promptness in two heinous cases.

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