Girl attempts suicide in UP after being harassed

Dec 28, 2017, 22:07 IST | PTI

A 17-year-old girl attempted suicide by setting herself ablaze after being harassed by three men in a village in Gorakhpur district, a police officer said on Thursday

A 17-year-old girl attempted suicide by setting herself ablaze after being harassed by three men in a village in Gorakhpur district, a police officer said on Thursday. The girl, a Class IX student at a school in Mumbai, had come to her village Semra Buzurg 10 days ago on vacation where three youngsters identified as Rahul, Amit and Arjun harassed her, the officer said.

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The teenager's mother had complained about the misconduct to the mother of one of the accused yesterday, after which a heated argument ensued between the two families which turned into a scuffle, he said. Saddened over the incident, the girl sprinkled kerosene and set herself ablaze, the officer said. The teenager, who suffered 50 per cent burn injuries, was admitted to a nearby hospital, he said, adding that the two of the three accused were arrested

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