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Sexually harassed, teen sets herself ablaze, dies


Team Udayavani, Dec 4, 2018, 3:33 PM IST

Vijayapura: A 14-year-old girl set herself on fire after being sexually harassed by two persons at Rathnapura village of Vijayapura.

The accused are identified as Mohan Edave, 19, and Shankar H, 24, a married man both residents of Rathnapura village. The identity of the deceased is not yet revealed.

Though the incident took place on Saturday, December 1 it came to light only after her parents registered a complaint at the Tikota Police Station on Monday, December 3.

It is gathered that Mohan and Shankar had been harassing the victim since a week when she was returning from her school. She finally discussed the issue with her parents, who had promised to tackle the problem by discussing it with the village head. They also promised her to that they would drop her to school and pick her up after the classes. On Saturday, December 1 when the parents returned home, they were shocked to see their daughter with critical burn injuries and though they immediately took her to the hospital she died on the way.

Following victims parents complaint the police arrested the duo on Monday, December 3 and booked them under IPC Section 306 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, 2012.

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