Second teen raped and set alight in India

Second teen raped and set alight in India

Second teen raped and set alight in India

Police said that she suffered burns over 95 percent of her body, the BBC reported.

One of them involves an eight-year-old Kashmiri Muslim girl who was gang raped, drugged and murdered in January.

A teenager in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand was allegedly burnt alive after her parents reached out to local village council and told them about her alleged rape.

In another gruesome case that has rocked the country, 18 men are wanted over the death of a 16-year-old girl in the hill state of Jharkhand.

Police say Bhuiyan was furious about the punishment and then he and his accomplices allegedly attacked the girl's parents and set fire to the house with the girl inside on Friday.

Police have arrested a 19-year-old man who lives in the same neighbourhood as the victim. After the suspects beat up the family members of the girls because they complained of them, and she herself burned to death.

The latest victim was attacked on Friday, the same day that the 16-year-old was abducted from her home and murdered in retaliation for speaking out about her rape.

Investigators confirmed up to 14 suspects have been arrested for their role in the horror act.

Police said Bhuiyan became enraged after the local village council ordered him to do 100 sit-ups and pay a 50,000 rupee ($750) fine for the victim's gang rape.

The accused entered the girl's house when she was alone and raped her, Officer-in-Charge, Pakur Town police station, Indrasekhar Jha, said. The incident took place in Rajakendua village in Chatra district, around 160km from state capital Ranchi.

Raghubar Das, the chief minister of the state of Jharkhand, tweeted that he was heartbroken by the incident. There were almost 39,000 alleged attacks in 2016, an increase of 12% on the previous year.

India previously tightened the law following the 2012 rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi, a crime that triggered mass protests.

Responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killings of young girls and other attacks on children, India's government last month approved the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under age 12.

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