Noida: A minor girl studying in class 10 was allegedly gangraped and later succumbed to her injuries after the accused set her ablaze in Jewar area of Noida on Saturday, police said.
She was taken to a local hospital and then referred to a Delhi hospital due to the seriousness of burn injuries, a police official said, adding that she died in Delhi
The three accused Lokendra, Pradip and Sonu have been arrested. The fourth accused iss Lokendra's wife Archana, who had helped them commit the crime, police said.
"Police only got information today and we have arrested the four accused," said a senior police officer. According to the police, the accused raped her and her protests enraged them. They then set her on fire.
"They made a video film with some girls and were blackmailing my daughter for the past 7-8 months. In the morning when they came to know the girl has told her father, they first tried to rape her, then when they couldn't, they set her ablaze in my own house," said a grief stricken father of the victim.
The victim's relative alleged that accused had earlier made her MMS. They used to blackmail and had sexually assaulted her.
The accused had made an MMS clip of the rape and used to extort money from the victim. The victim twice paid Rs 5,000 to them, police said. Earlier, too, the victim had complained to police but due to political connections, no action was taken, her family alleged.
(With inputs from PTI)