14 arrested over gang-rape, murder of minor Jharkhand’s Chatra


Ranchi, May 5: Fourteen persons have been arrested over gang rape and murder of a minor, who was burnt alive in Jharkhand’s Chatra. 

The 16-year-old girl was gang raped and subsequently burnt to death in front of her family members on Friday.

The horrific incident took place in Rajakendua village, around 160 km from state capital Ranchi.

“After investigation, we found that village panchayat fined the accused of Rs. 50,000. The accused, with some of his friends, went to the girl’s house & set the house on fire. Girl died in the fire. Till now, we have caught 14 people”, said Ashish Batra, IG Police.

According to local media reports, the girl was kidnapped by four youths from near her house and raped. The family members had gone to attend a function.

When the matter was raised in the village Panchayat on Friday morning. The Panchayat asked the accused to pay Rs 50,000 to the victim.

Enraged over the Panchayat diktat, the accused went to the house of the girl and thrashed the family members and burnt her to death. The family members have lodged the complaint at the Itkhori police station.


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