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Mathura: Gangrape victim battles for life as she immolates herself

Apr 22, 2015 09:07 AM IST India India

Mathura: In a shocking incident, a gangrape victim in Mathura is battling for her life after she tried to immolate herself. The 14-year-old suffered 70 per cent burn injuries and is said to be in a critical condition.

The girl belonged to the Dalit community and was gangraped by five men in Kosikalo village on April 19.

She has been shifted to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi for treatment.

The five accused have been taken into custody. One of them is believed to minor.

Deputy Inspector General of Mathura Police Lakshmi Singh said, "The family is alleging that she was raped by five people. The girl tried to immolate herself. She is now at Safdarjung hospital."