A teenager,who was allegedly raped and set on fire by her boyfriend on May 11,succumbed to her injuries Friday. The incident had occurred at Chitbadagaon in Ballia district. Her boyfriend,Upendra Pal,has been arrested while his co-accused Kedarnath and Tejnath Pal are absconding.
Station Officer Vijay Yadav said she had sustained 60 per cent burns and died around 4 am in district hospital where she was admitted. Now murder charge has been added,along with that of rape,against the accused, said Yadav.
Circle Officer Piyush Kumar Singh said the case has been registered on the basis of the statement of the victim recorded earlier in the hospital. Kedarnath and Tejnath Pal,who are relatives of Upendra,have been booked on murder charges. Upendra has been arrested. Efforts are on to nab the other two, said Singh.
Investigations revealed Upendra and the girl had an affair. However,Upendra was not committing to marriage to the girl. On May 11,he reportedly took her to a secluded place and raped her.
When she raised an alarm,she was set on fire by Upendras two relatives.