Lucknow: A minor girl
was allegedly burnt to death Wednesday for resisting rape by her
teenaged neighbour in Uttar Pradesh, police said. The accused was
The 14-year-old girl, a native of Musahibpur village, was set
afire by her 17-year-old neighbour at her house in Kanpur
district, some 80 km from here.
"When the girl was torched, she was alone in the house. Her
parents were working out in the fields. With severe burns, the
girl was rushed to a hospital where she died," Police inspector
Amrit Lal told reporters.
"Acting on the compliant made by the victim's parents, we arrested
the teenager, who was absconding after the incident," he added.