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Apr 30, 2013 at 01:59pm IST

UP: Neighbour sets teen on fire for resisting rape attempt

Muzaffarnagar: A 16-year-old girl was burnt alive allegedly by her neighbour after she resisted his attempt to rape her at Kairana Town in Shamli district. After setting the girl afire, the 22-year-old accused, Surender Kashyap, also attempted suicide by consuming poison.

Surender on Monday evening went to the girl's house when she was alone and allegedly tried to rape her, Deputy Superintendent of Police CP Singh said. When the girl resisted, he doused her with kerosene and set her ablaze, the DSP said.

She was rushed to a local hospital with 80 per cent burns, but died during treatment, Singh said. The youth who had consumed poison after the incident has also been admitted in hospital, the police said.

UP: Neighbour sets teen on fire for resisting rape attempt

After setting the girl afire, the 22-year-old accused, Surender Kashyap, also attempted suicide by consuming poison.

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