A 15-year-old Hindu girl was gangraped and later succumbed to burn injuries after her attackers poured kerosene and set her on fire her in Jharkhand’s Chatra district, police said on Friday.
Police said that three brothers from the same village abducted her when she came out to relieve herself on Thursday night and took her away to an isolated spot where they raped her. The accused have been identified as 3 brothers (sons of Ayub Mian) Ishrar Alam, Saddam Alam and Shahid Aalam.
After raping the girl, the youths poured kerosene oil over her and set her on fire. Some eyewitnesses informed the girl’s family who immediately rushed to the spot and called the police. The girl also revealed the names of the culprits. She was being taken to a local hospital, but succumbed to the burn injuries on the way.
The police have arrested two accused – Saddam Alam and Ishrar Alam – while Shahid Alam managed to escape. Bajrang Dal workers on Friday blocked the highway demanding arrest of the third accused and death penalty for all the three.
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