A 15-year-old girl who was raped by a man three months ago was reportedly set on fire and killed by seven men known to the attacker.
The teenager, who lived in the town of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh, India, is said to have been drugged and sexually assaulted by a man in an orchard near her family’s farm.
Police were warned about the attack after the girl reported him to police, and the alleged rapist is now facing legal action, the Indian Express claims.
It is clear that several acquaintances of the man began threatening the girl in order to withdraw the police complaint.
Her family refused to do so, and seven men were said to have entered the girls’ house at around 8 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17.
The men then poured gasoline on the teen and set her on fire while she was in the kitchen with her mother.
It is believed that her brother and father had gone to their field.
She was immediately rushed to hospital where she sadly succumbed to her injuries.
Santosh K Singh, Senior Superintendent of Police, has said that five of the seven men have been taken into custody.
Mr Singh said the other two, including the alleged rapist, escaped ==.
Singh fired his Deputy Superintendent of Police after the girls’ deaths.
He said Anupshahr DySP Atul Kumar Chaubey, who had previously been taken to police, was suspended by the state government on Wednesday evening, Nov. 18.
The police chief said it came after the 15-year-old, and a second girl, a 19-year-old, died in the wake of rape allegations.
Unlike the 15-year-old, the other victim took her own life and left a note blaming three people for her actions.
She also alleged that a rape had taken place.
Mr Chaubey had been in charge of both investigations and Mr Singh said he had been suspended on charges of dereliction of duty and lack of speed in two horrific cases.