6 August 2013

11-Year-Old Girl Set ablaze for refusing Rape in India

An 11-year-old Indian girl who was reportedly set on fire after resisting an attempted rape died of injuries she sustain in the incident, according to reports. The girl was admitted with severe burn injuries, According to The Times of India, the attack happened Wednesday, July 31, in Salkia. The victim was reportedly doused in kerosene and set on fire by two men who had attempted to rape her. She had said she recognized the men and had threatened to tell her parents. She suffered burns on 70 percent of her body. One of the suspects, who is 18 has been arrested and charged with attempted rape and attempted murder. Last month, two similar incidents were reported. An 18-year-old was set on fire by a group of men as she was going home in the country's northern Uttar Pradesh state. That same month, a 20-year-old college student was reportedly set on fire after claiming she was raped.

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