16-year-old set on fire for allegedly resisting rape attempt

16-year-old set on fire for allegedly resisting rape attempt

The 16-year-old girl, set on fire after allegedly resisting a rape attempt, has suffered 90 per cent burns

Pahasu, Bulandshahr:  A 16-year-old girl was on Thursday set on fire in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district after she allegedly resisted a rape attempt.

The girl, a student of Class 9, has suffered 90 per cent burns and is battling for life at the Aligarh Medical College.

The incident occurred in Pahasu area where the accused, a local, allegedly tried to rape the teen at her house. When she resisted, he allegedly poured kerosene over her and set her on fire.

Police has filed a case of attempt to rape and attempt to murder against the man who is absconding.

Story First Published: January 17, 2014 00:49 IST

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