India, Noida: Yesterday, 15 year old teenage girl was hospitalised in critical condition after she was allegedly raped and set on fire near Delhi. The girl suffered 95 per cent burns and her deteriorating condition is proving a challenge for doctors.
A doctor at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital said, “She is on a high dose of antibiotics and is being administered fluids. We are trying to control the spread of infection in her blood which can lead to multi-organ failure”. Police are questioning a man in her village as the class 10 student had dropped out of school last year after a 20-year-old man allegedly harassed and stalked her until she stopped stepping out of her house.
A police officer said, “Witnesses have told us that the boy entered her house forcibly and after raping her he burnt her. We are waiting for a medical report…the percentage of burns is high”. The girl’s parents heard her screaming from the terrace of their home in Noida and found her alight at around 2.30am on Monday.