A 14-year-old Class X girl was allegedly set ablaze by six men at her residence in the presence of her mother and grandmother. The girl, who did not respond to one of the man advances, is battling for life after suffering 60% deep burns and smoke inhalation injuries.
The girl is in critical situations according to medical superintendent Rajendra Sharma of Safdarjung Hospital. According to the police report, she was allegedly set ablaze by six men at her residence in Meerut’s Sardhana on August 17. It had been reported that one of the six were sexually harassing the girl but the latter did not respond to their advances. The girl’s family reported the incident to the boy’s father. The next morning, two of the accused came to the girl’s house and started an argument. They threatened to upload videos and pictures of the girl on the Internet that would ruin her life. The two men were joined later their friend. Rajvansh Bagdi, Devendra Bagdi, Rohit Saini, Gajraj Saini, Aman and Deepak poured kerosene on the girl before putting setting her ablaze, according to her 55-year-old grandfather.
The victim was rushed to a hospital by the neighbours.
According to press reports, the Meerut police earlier said that the victim set herself on fire because the accused harassed and threatened to destroy the family’s honour. A version confirmed by the girl’s father. But he returned on this version after getting a true picture of the story by the women of the family.
14-year-old girl battling for life…she was set ablaze by six men