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16-yr-old girl set ablaze after rape in Ghazipur

VARANASI: A 16-year-old lady used to be burnt to death after being raped through her neighbour in UP's Ghazipur district on Saturday.

The lady used to be alone in her area in a locality under Dildarnage police station of Ghazipur, when a formative years climbed up the terrace to enter her area and allegedly raped her. In her observation recorded with the police before her death, she alleged that when raping her, the accused had pressured her to elope with him. When she refused, he set her afire after pouring kerosene oil and fled.

On listening to her cries, the neighbours and members of the family rushed her to the native police station from the place she used to be taken to the district hospital. She used to be later referred to the trauma centre in Varanasi, however succumbed to burns on her approach.

SP Ghazipur Arvind Chaturvedi said, “The lady died on solution to Varanasi. The frame has been sent for post-mortem. On the root of her observation recorded through the Dildarnagar police before her death and at the grievance of her brother, a named FIR has been lodged in this connection and a number of other groups have been engaged to nab the accused.”

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