Girl, 15, raped and set on fire outside New Delhi

Published: Tuesday 8th March 2016 by The News Editor

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A 15-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a New Delhi hospital after being raped and set on fire on the rooftop terrace of her family’s home in a village outside the city, police in India have said.

Police constable Yadram Singh said a 20-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping and attempting to burn the girl to death in Tigri village, near the New Delhi suburb of Noida.

His report on the case describes how the girl’s parents found her with severe burns, after hearing her screaming from the rooftop terrace before dawn on Monday.

The incident is just one of several recently reported cases of rape against women or children in India.

Published: Tuesday 8th March 2016 by The News Editor

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