16-Year-old Girl Set on Fire for Resisting Gang-Rape
LUCKNOW, India: Even as the Uttar Pradesh government grapples with the Badaun rape and-murder , another case of atrocity against women has come to the fore with reports of a group of men, including a former village pradhan, dousing a minor girl in kerosene and setting her ablaze in Basti district on Saturday after she resisted their attempts to molest her.
The incident took place in Captanganj police circle of the district on Saturday morning. No arrests were reported till late on Saturday night.
According to reports, a former pradhan of the village, Munna Shukla, first tried to stall construction work of a boundary wall of a house in Bharvaliya village. When the owner of the house, who was supervising the work, refused to oblige, Shukla and his men beat him up. And, when his 16-year-old daughter arrived at the scene they tried to molest…
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