Teen, Allegedly Raped And Set On Fire Near #Delhi, Dies

NEW DELHI:  A 15-year-old girl, who was battling for her life after being allegedly raped and set ablaze by a man in Greater Noida, died early morning today.

The girl had suffered over 95 per cent burns and was fighting for her life at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi following the incident that occurred on Monday in Tigri village in Greater Noida West.

The girl died early morning today, a senior doctor said.
The accused, 20, has been taken into custody.

He was a neighbour of the girl’s family and, according to her father, had become friendly with her.

Police said the man allegedly went to the girl’s house and met her on the roof where he raped her and set her ablaze. He then fled the spot.

The incident, which occurred a day before International Women’s Day, is yet another in a chain of crimes against women in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) zone, where the Nirbhaya gangrape case of 2012 had led to nationwide outrage and a revision of rape laws.

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