17-year-old girl sets herself ablaze, dies after sexual harassment

Nagaur: A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in Makrana area of Nagaur district on Saturday, a month after her father had filed a case of sexual harassment against a youth.

Makrana SHO Jitender Singh Charan said, “We received a complaint from a man that his daughter set herself on fire after sprinkling kerosene on herself.”

An FIR has been lodged and post-mortem on the body carried out, he said.

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The police officer said that the girl’s father had filed a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act a month ago against a youth.

“The accused was arrested after that,” he added.


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