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Sexually Assaulted Teenage Girl Sets Herself On Fire, Dies

According to officials, the girl allegedly set herself ablaze on Thursday and died on Saturday. (File)

Muzaffarnagar:  A 16-year-old girl, who set herself on fire after allegedly being sexually assaulted by two persons in Shamli district, died in a hospital on Saturday, following which one of the accused has been arrested, police said.

The girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by the two accused who had also filmed the act to blackmail her.

Following a complaint they were booked by the police, Circle Officer Ashok Kumar said.

The girl allegedly set herself ablaze on Thursday and was admitted to hospital, where she died on Saturday, the officer said.

One of the accused has been arrested while the other is still absconding, he said.