Women's Day shame: 16-year-old Noida girl, who was raped and set ablaze, dies

Girl suffered over 95% burns; is fighting for life at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital

New Delhi: A 16-year-old girl, who was battling for her life after being allegedly raped and set ablaze by a youth in Greater Noida, today succumbed to her injuries.

The girl had suffered over 95 per cent burns and was fighting for her life at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi following the incident that occurred on Monday in Tigri village in Greater Noida West.

The girl died in the wee hours, a senior doctor said. The accused, aged 18 years, has been taken into custody. He was a neighbour of the victim's family and, according to her father, had become friendly with her.

Police said the youth allegedly went to the girl's house and met her on the roof where he raped her and set her ablaze. He then fled the spot.

The incident, which occurred on the eve of International Women's Day, is yet another in a chain of crimes against women in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) zone, where the Nirbhaya gangrape case of 2012 had led to nationwide outrage and a revision of rape laws.

6-year-old raped during Shivratri
A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in a village here, the police said. The girl had gone to take part in Shivratri festivities on Monday when she was lured by an unidentified youth to a secluded spot and allegedly raped, police station in-charge Ram Saroj said. The girl has been admitted to hospital, Saroj said. On the complaint of the girl's mother, an FIR has been registered and hunt is on to nab the accused.

Man lures 11-year-old to his house, rapes her
An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a middle-aged man in a village under Baghpat police station area here, the police said yesterday. The accused, identified as Intazar, lured the girl to his house yesterday and raped her. Intazar managed to flee as the girl raised an alarm and villagers rushed to the house. An FIR has been registered and a hunt is on for the accused, the police added.

Infant died while mother was raped
A 28-year-old woman was allegedly raped by the driver and conductor of a bus, and her 14-day-old baby died as he fell from her lap during the scuffle, the police said yesterday. The woman boarded the bus last night to go to Rampur but slept in the vehicle with her two children on the advice of the driver and conductor. She was allegedly raped in the vehicle, while her baby who fell from her lap as she fought to fend off the accused, died, police said. The woman has been sent for medical examination and the infant’s body sent for post-mortem, they said.

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