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Rajasthan: Girl sets herself ablaze after sexual harassment, dies

ANI | Updated: Jun 02, 2019 10:49 IST

Nagaur (Rajasthan) [India], June 2 (ANI): 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.
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. (ANI)