Meanwhile: UP: Girl resists molestation, set on fire

UP: Girl resists molestation, set on fire

LUCKNOW: A spurned man allegedly set a 17-year-old girl on fire at her house under Sasnigate police station area of Hathras district on Monday night. The girl, who suffered about 90 per cent burns, is battling for life at Aligarh's medical college.

The girl's father, who runs a tea stall, also suffered burns on his hands and face while trying to save her. The police registered a case of attempt to murder on Tuesday evening. The accused is yet to be arrested.

Her father alleged that Arjun had been harassing his daughter for the last few months. He used to pass lewd remarks and make advances. He had lodged a complaint with the police a month ago, but the police forced him to settle a compromise with Arjun. However, Arjun kept harassing his daughter.

On Monday, the father was busy at his tea stall and his daughter was at home along with her two younger brothers and a sister. Around 9 pm, a drunk Arjun entered the house and tried to molest her, and when she objected, he poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze. The girl's siblings informed the father who rushed home and tried to rescue his daughter by throwing water on her. Local residents rushed her to the district hospital from where she was referred to the medical college at Aligarh.

'Rape' victim has stillborn child, dies

CHANDIGARH: A 20-year-old Karnal-based woman who had levelled allegations of rape against her neighbour in October and said that she had become pregnant because of frequently being raped by him since June 2012, finally passed away at Rohtak's Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences on December 29. The victim had delivered a stillborn child and developed post-delivery complications, because of which she was transferred to PGIMS, Rohtak. The police have collected the DNA samples of the stillborn child, which will be matched with the DNA of the accused who has been identified as Pradeep.

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