Agra Teen Dies After She Was Set On Fire; Cousin Commits Suicide

The 15-year-old girl died in Safdarjang hospital in Delhi, where she was brought after being set on fire on Tuesday.

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Agra Teen Dies After She Was Set On Fire; Cousin Commits Suicide

The 15-year-old girl was taken to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital where she died. (Representational)


Agra/New Delhi: 

A young man in Agra committed suicide on Thursday, hours after his 15-year-old cousin, allegedly set on fire by two men in the district, died at a hospital in the national capital, police sources said.

The Dalit girl died at Safdarjang hospital in Delhi, where she was brought after being set on fire on Tuesday.

The police had later called the youth for questioning, sources said.

His body was found on the terrace of his house in a village in Agra district.

A forensic team found some poisonous substance at the site, the sources said.

According to police, the Class 10 girl was stopped by two unidentified men in Agra. The men allegedly poured petrol on her and set her on fire with a lighter.

The girl had had 55 per cent burn injuries, including facial burns, a doctor at Safdarjung Hospital said.

Late Wednesday night, she was put on ventilator. She died at 1:30 am, he said.

The girl was initially admitted to the SN Medical College hospital in Agra, but was later referred to the Safdarjang Hospital in New Delhi, the police said.

The police are looking for the two men who are missing. 



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