A Dalit girl was gang-raped and set on fire in Pilibhi, Uttar Pradesh ThePipaNews

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A Dalit girl who was gang-raped and set on fire by two men in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district died on Monday while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Lucknow.

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On September 7, Madhav gang-raped a 16-year-old girl in Tanda area and poured diesel on her and set her on fire. He was taken to hospital with severe burns. However, the case came to light when a video, in which the victim narrated her ordeal, went viral three days later.

Superintendent of Police Dinesh Kumar Prabhu had earlier said that both Rajveer (19) and Tarachand alias Tarun Kumar (25) were arrested and sent to jail.

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The SP said a case has been registered against the accused under the Indian Penal Code, Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act and Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Act based on the complaint of the girl’s family. Sub-Divisional Magistrate (Sadar) Yogesh Kumar recorded the statement of the girl.

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