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Telangana: 17-year-old girl raped, set on fire by man


Hyderabad, Feb 29: A man allegedly raped and set a 17-year-old girl in fire in Suryapet district of Telangana after being warned not to harass her with his proposal, police said on Saturday.

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The girl, who received 50 per cent, is now undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital at Warangal and her condition is said to be stable.

The 21-year-old man, warned by elders aware of the matter not to harass her, allegedly went to her house on Friday night forcibly took her out to a bushy area nearby before raping and setting her ablaze.

She was alone at home when the incident took place, they said. Neighbours informed police about the incident.

Following a complaint by the girls father, a case on charges of attempt to murder, rape, and under relevant sections of POCSO Act has been registered. Efforts were on catch the accused, police said.

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