West Bengal: 12-year girl kills self after rape
A 12-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide after being raped by her neighbour in Burdwan district of West Bengal, said police on Saturday.
The incident took place at Ketugram on Friday.
The police said the class VI student was allegedly raped by her neighbour Amar Majhi when she was alone in her house.
After the incident, the girl poured kerosene over her body and set her ablaze.
She succumbed to her burn injuries at the hospital.
The police said the victim's statement was recorded before her death and a First Information Report (FIR) has been lodged.
(Posted on 01-03-2014)