October 2, 2013

INDIA: A 16 Year Old Girl Had Kerosene Poured On Her And Was Burned To Death By The Brother Of Her Friend Who Didn't Want To Return A Dress She Lent Her >:/

The Times of India
written by Staff
Wednesday October 2, 2013

NEW DELHI - A 16-year-old girl was burnt to death in Welcome area of northeast Delhi allegedly by her neighbour over a petty issue. The accused minor has been apprehended and sent to a reformation home, police said.

The incident took place in Janta Colony on Monday. The victim, identified as Gulfasa, was Class X student at a local government school. She had lost her father at an early age and lived with her mother and sister. Investigations revealed that Gulfasa had lent a dress to her sister's friend recently. But when the girl did not return the dress till Monday, Gulfasa decided to meet her. The two girls, however, got into a heated argument and Gulfasa's friend told her brother about the incident.This proved to be the immediate cause of the murder, police said.

The accused boy then went and confronted Gulfasa. Their argument turned nasty and he allegedly poured kerosene on the girl and set her on fire. He left the victim screaming for help and even locked the house from outside. Neighbours and family members rushed to the spot and took the girl to a nearby hospital. According to the doctors, the girl had 90% burns at the time of admission and she succumbed to her injuries later.

On the basis of the girl's statement, cops had earlier registered a case of attempt to murder, which was later converted to a case of murder (Section 302 IPC). Police also traced the accused with the help of the girl's dying declaration. The accused, a Class X student, wason the basis of the information provided by the girl in her statement - which became a dying declaration - and the boy was apprehended.

produced before a magistrate at the Juvenile Justice Board and sent to a correctional home, an officer said, adding that they are further investigating the matter to probe if the accused had also tried to harass the girl.

The postmortem was conducted at GTB hospital and the body was handed over to the girl's family. Members from both the families are being questioned to build the exact sequence of events.

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