Girl succumbs, accused still at large

Hyderabad, March 21: A 15-year-old girl, who was battling for life for the last four days after being allegedly set ablaze by three youths after she resisted their attempt to rape her, died today.

The girl, who was undergoing treatment at Gandhi Government Hospital, after sustaining 60 per cent burn injuries in the incident, died at about 11.30 am today, Malkajgiri Assistant Commissioner of Police P V Padmaja told PTI.

However, the three accused were “still at large” and special police teams were formed to nab the three youths and investigation was on, the officer said.

The girl, a resident of Padmarao Nagar here, was allegedly confined to a room in Kushaiguda locality on the city outskirts by the three youngsters, who tied her with a rope, they said.

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