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Rape victim dies in Agra after self-immolation

Posted by on February 11, 2011 0 Comment

Agra, Feb 11 (IANS) A class five girl, who set herself ablaze after she was raped by two students of her school, has died after struggling for life for almost a fortnight with 70 percent burn injuries in a hospital here.

“The girl, who was studying in a school in Firozabad, was in a terrible condition and her health kept deteriorating despite efforts to save her. She died Thursday,” a doctor at the S.N. Medical College told IANS.

The girl was dragged away to a nearby field and raped by Rahul and Bablesh when she was returning home after the Republic Day programme in the school Jan 26.

After listening to her cries, farmers rushed to the site and saved her from the boys who were handed over to the police.

But when she reached home, she poured kerosene on her body and set herself on fire.

She was first admitted to a Firozabad hospital and later transferred to Agra.

Inspector General P.K. Tiwari later suspended the station house officer (SHO) and circle officer (CO) of the police station in Firozabad, after a hue and cry by the locals.

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