Minor Rapes Girl & Sets Her on Fire
A teen girl was raped and set on fire by a minor boy in Noida on Monday. The mother of accused alleged that her son is only 15-year-old, a minor and said that the girl eloped with him a year ago.
“The incident took place between 1.00 am and 2.30 am. The girl’s family was sleeping in a room in their house, while she was asleep in another room. The accused, who lives close by, entered the house and called her to the roof, where he first raped her and then set her on fire,” said Deputy Superintendent of police, Rakesh Kumar. As the girl ‘s mother heard her cry, she rushed to her and found her burt. Also there were blood stains around. Police filed an FIR under sections 376 (rape), 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt) and 452 (trespass after preparation for hurt, assault) of IPC. It is known that according to amendment made to Nirbhaya juvenile act, the accused will be considered an adult if he is between 16 and 18 years of age.