Minor burnt after fending off gang rape in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Dec 8 (IANS) A minor girl was burnt and thrown into a well after she fended off an attempted gang rape in Jharkhand’s Seraikela-Kharsawa district on Thursday, police said.

According to police, the minor, a Class 4 student, was taken to jungle by four youth after they offered her a chocolate. The girl started shouting when they tried to rape her. The perpetrators allegedly poured kerosene oil and burnt her. She was later thrown into a well.

She was taken to hospital after some villagers heard her shout and seeking help. The girl has sustained 60 per cent burn injuries and is critical, police said.

Police have detained the four accused and interrogating them.

–IANS

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