India: 16-year-old girl gang raped at gunpoint in Bihar

20 February 2009

A 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang raped at gun point in Bihar by unidentified men, who then tried to kill her by setting her ablaze when she told her family of the assault, police sources said here Thursday.

The victim is battling for her life in a private clinic with more than 50 percent burn injuries, a source close to the family said.

The incident took place at Chorahi village in Sitamarhi district of Bihar.

The case came out in open Thursday after a close relative of the victim approached the media four days after she was raped and set on fire.

According to family sources, some men raped the girl and threatened her not to tell anybody. When the girl told her family about the incident, the accused poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.

Then the accused took her to a private clinic for treatment under their close surveillance.

The victim’s father informed the village guard about the incident and requested him to lodge a case with the police.

The police officials recorded the victim’s statement in the private clinic and assured her family that action would be taken against the accused, family sources said.

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