Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhawanipatna, Jan 12:
In a shocking incident, a minor girl was reportedly set on fire by miscreants after they allegedly passed lewd comments and tried to gang rape her at Madhupur village under Narla police limits in Odisha’s Kalahandi district.
The victim sustained grievous burn injuries and was admitted to the district headquarters hospital here in a critical condition. She was later shifted to Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research in Burla as her condition deteriorated.
It has been alleged that two uncles of the girl– Bulu Das and a minor boy– are involved in the incident.
According to reports, the two had passed vulgar comments at the girl yesterday following which she told the incident to her family members.
The duo today tried to rape the minor girl at her house in the absence of her parents but failed. In a fit of rage, they poured kerosene over her body and set her on fire.
Hearing screams of the girl, locals reached the spot and rescued her.
Police have detained the accused for questioning.