Rape victim kills herself in Ghaziabad

July 2nd, 2008 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, July 1 (IANS) A 13-year-old Dalit girl, who was raped by the neighbor’s son and his friend, set herself on fire here and Tuesday succumbed to the burn injuries. According to family members, at 1.00 p.m. Monday the 13-year-old girl went to borrow a pair of scissors from neighbour Dharam Pal’s house in Loni.

Dharam Pal’s son Amit and his friend Umesh were present in the house while other family members had gone to the market.

Amit dragged her inside the house and raped her. Then Umesh raped her. Both fled the spot leaving the house unlocked.

The victim told her mother about the incident. Her mother and brothers left the home to look for Amit and Umesh.

Finding herself alone in the house, the girl poured kerosene and set herself afire. She was rushed to GTB Hospital at Delhi where she succumbed to her injuries Tuesday.

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