A 14-year-old Dalit labourer was allegedly raped and set on fire at a factory in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. Police on Tuesday said the owner of the brick kiln and six others were charged for the incident.
The girl, who worked at the brick kiln at a village in Muzaffarnagar district, was found dead on Saturday. Her parents filed a complaint in the matter at Kotwali police station, Station House Officer (SHO) Anil Kapervan said.
The officer added that seven people, including the owner of the factory, were charged for allegedly raping the girl and setting her afire.
The post-mortem report suggests that the girl died due to burn injuries and suffocation, the SHO said.
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