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Minor Rape Victim Attempts Self-Immolation as Accused Gets Bail

The Quint’s ‘What After Rape’ campaign reported rapes of nearly 70 minors in three months. 

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A minor rape victim at a village in Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh, tried to immolate herself by pouring kerosene, fearing that an accused in the case, who came out on bail recently may kill her.

The minor girl suffered 40 percent burn injuries in the incident on Wednesday and is being treated at a hospital in Itarsi. Her condition is stated to be stable and out of danger as of now.

The 11-year-old was raped in February this year following which two accused were arrested.

The main accused in the case is still lodged in jail but one of his accomplices was released on bail nearly two months back and since then the victim has been gripped with the fear that he may take revenge and go to the extent of killing her.

Video Editor: Sandeep Suman

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