A minor girl,who was allegedly raped and then burnt by the boy she was in love with,died on Sunday in a village of Puri district in Orissa.
The 17-year-old girl,a resident of Sahanikera village under Puri Sadar Police Station limits,was allegedly raped by Milu Jena,a 23-year-old youth of the same village. Though the girl was reported to be in love with Jena,her father did not approve it.
Puri Superintendent of Police Anup Kumar Sahoo said around 1 am on May 10,the youth called the victim behind a defunct rice mill of the village where he allegedly raped her. In her dying statement,she said Milu first raped her and then set her on fire by dousing her with kerosene. She was badly burnt, the SP said.
Incidentally,the family member of the victim brought her to to the nearest hospital several hours later. The girl died on Sunday evening.
A case of rape and murder was filed against the youth at the Puri Sadar Police Station on Sunday. The accused,however,is absconding.