Girl set ablaze for resisting molestation

Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh): A police case has been registered after a 20-year-old woman was set on fire, here on Tuesday, allegedly by his neighbour for resisting molestation.

Following the incident, the girl was immediately admitted to a nearby hospital with over 70 per cent burns injuries.

Dr. Manish Malhotra, who treated the victim, said they have provided her with first aid, but the injuries are severe and hence have asked the family to take her to some other hospital.

As per the family of the victim, their neighbour, Ankit, forcefully entered their house on Tuesday night and tried to molest the girl, when she resisted, he poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze.

The local police said a case under section 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) and 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered, and an investigation has been initiated. (ANI)