On Saturday, November 7, a 15-year-old girl was set on fire in India by a youth for resisting his sexual advances, police said.
The girl was set on fire in Ballia district, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday, November 6, by a 21-year-old man identified as Krishna Gupta.
The victim was admitted to a hospital in Ballia, SHO Dubhar Police Station said Saturday, Anil Chandra Tiwari said.
She was referred to a hospital in Varanasi as her condition turned serious, he added.
The police registered a case against the accused under different parts of the Indian Penal Code, the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Act (Prevention of Atrocities) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act on the complaint of the girl’s father.
The father of the girl told the police that the defendant kidnapped his daughter from his house and set her on fire as she repeatedly refused the sexual advances of the man against her.
The accused has been arrested.