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Dalit girl set on fire after attempted rape

A minor dalit girl was burnt alive by two boys in the Kodari village of Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh.

The boys, Manoj Beldar and Krishna Mahajan, allegedly entered the girl’s house on Monday afternoon when she was alone and attempted to rape her. The victim was a student of class VIII.

When she resisted, the boys poured kerosene over her and burnt her. The girl’s mother rushed the badly burnt body to the hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The police has arrested both the accused for murder and attempted rape.

The incident was among the three other incidents of violence against girl students in the state on Monday, including a college student shooting his girlfriend and a M. Phil student being allegedly gang-raped in Bhopal memorial hospital in the State capital.

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