Dalit girl dies of burn injuries in Delhi hospital

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Agra, Dec 20 (IANS) A 15-year-old Dalit girl, who was set on fire by two unidentified men in Uttar Pradesh here, has succumbed to her injuries in a Delhi hospital after struggling for life for 36 hours, police said on Thursday.

The Class 10 student, identified as Sanjali, died late on Wednesday in Safdarjung Hospital, authorities said.

On Tuesday afternoon, two bike-borne attackers stopped the student on her way home in Lalau village, 20 kms from here, and emptied a bottle of petrol on her and set her ablaze.

She was rushed to the SN Medical College with 75 per cent burns and then referred to the Safdarjang Hospital in the national capital.

The accused have not been traced yet, police said.

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