Man ‘molests, sets 14-yr-old girl on fire’, arrested

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  • | Thursday | 14th September, 2017

Police said they arrested Man Singh at around 11 am on Wednesday. Police said that according to a complaint filed by the girl’s parents, Singh tried molesting her. The girl’s parents were away at the time and her grandmother was sleeping on a cot in the porch at the time. A 23-year-old man was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly molesting and setting a 14-year-old girl on fire, resulting in her death, at a village in Kaushambi district. When the girl raised an alarm, Singh tried to overpower her and in the attempt, poured kerosene on her from a bottle lying in the room, police said.

A 23-year-old man was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly molesting and setting a 14-year-old girl on fire, resulting in her death, at a village in Kaushambi district.

Police said they arrested Man Singh at around 11 am on Wednesday.

He had been absconding since Monday, when he allegedly attacked the 14-year-old neighbour. Additional Superintendent of Police (Kaushambi) Ashok Kumar said, “The accused was drunk on the night of the incident, villagers have told us.

The victim was his neighbour.

We cannot say if the accused and victim were known to each other.” According to police, at around 9 pm on Monday, Singh scaled the boundary wall of the girl’s house and entered the kitchen, where she was cooking.

The girl’s parents were away at the time and her grandmother was sleeping on a cot in the porch at the time. Police said that according to a complaint filed by the girl’s parents, Singh tried molesting her.

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