In a heart-wrenching incident, a minor girl was allegedly set ablaze by three men, who earlier allegedly had gang-raped her in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri.
The girl's family members has alleged that the accused were troubling her for the last 3-4 months.
The victim has been admitted to the hospital where she continue to be in a critical condition, a report states. Police has registered an FIR and no arrest has been made.
According to reports, the accused, who were the neighbours of the victim, allegedly use to feed some intoxicating material to the parent of the victim and harass her.
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As per the police, the accused had been molesting the victim for quite a long time and when she reported about the incident, they broke into her house and set her ablaze.
A case under IPC sections 307 (attempt to murder), 376 (d) (gang-rape) and relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act was registered against them, he said. Now the section 307 would be replaced by section 302 (murder), Shukla said.
“She filed a report about harassment few days back and we were looking for the accused when this incident took place. A case has been registered and we are making efforts to apprehend them soon,” the police said.