Rapist held after minor victim commits suicide

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Faridabad, May 10 (IANS) A man accused of raping a minor girl was arrested here on Thursday after the victim committed suicide by setting herself on fire, police said.

Amit, 19, a contract worker in a private company, was arrested from his hideout here.

The 14-year-old, class 9 student was allegedly raped by Amit, who also lived in her neighbourhood here on May 6 and committed suicide in her house two days later.

“The girl locked herself in the room, poured petrol and set herself on fire,” Sushila, a police officer, told IANS.

She was admitted to the government-run Badshah Khan Hospital here with nearly 90 per cent burns, and later shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, where she succumbed to her injuries, the police officer added.

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The accused was booked under Section 306 (abetment to suicide) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Section 4 of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act at women police station.

“He was presented before a court which remanded him to 14 days judicial custody,” the police officer said.

–IANS

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