• Saturday, August 13, 2022

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India teen fights for life after being raped, set on fire

A man has been arrested in connection with the incident

By: Sarwar Alam

A 17-year-old Indian girl was fighting for her life on Monday (7) after being raped, doused in kerosene and set alight, the second such case to shake the country this week as it reels from a series of brutal sexual assaults. The teenager was attacked on Friday — the same day a 16-year-old was raped and burned to death, also in the eastern state of Jharkhand. The two incidents have shone a spotlight on the treatment of rape in India, where authorities are facing renewed pressure to act on sexual crimes after the recent gang rape and murder of an…

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