Teenaged rape victim attempts suicide in Haryana

Rohtak (Haryana), Jan 12 (IANS) A teenaged rape victim was admitted to the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS) here with severe burn injuries after she attempted suicide late Friday night, police said.

"The condition of the victim is critical. All possible medical aid is being given to her," said a doctor of the PGIMS.

The victim, 16, who studies in class 10 of a school in Kharkhoda town of Haryana's Sonipat district, attempted suicide five days after she was allegedly raped by a taxi driver who had kidnapped her last Sunday.

The victim, who is from a Dalit family, poured kerosene and set herself on fire at her house Friday evening when her mother had gone out of the house.

Police Saturday arrested the taxi driver, Rakesh alias Kala on charges of rape.

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