17-year-old girl raped, set alight in India

17-year-old girl raped, set alight in India

Jharkhand - The girl has suffered 70 per cent first-degree burns.



By AFP

Published: Mon 7 May 2018, 10:25 AM

Last updated: Mon 7 May 2018, 12:58 PM

A 17-year-old was battling for her life Monday after being raped and set alight, the second such case to shake India in days.
The teenager was attacked on the same day and in the same eastern state of Jharkhand as a 16-year-old who was raped and burned to death.
"The girl has suffered 70 per cent first-degree burns. There is a chance that she will survive," Shailendra Barnwal, police superintendent of Pakur district, told AFP.
 


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