Kaithal: Unable to bear constant harassment by two youths, a 14-year-old dalit girl on Sunday allegedly committed self immolation in Kalayat town.
Her family alleged she was constantly tormented by two youths of the same town.
The girl’s father complained to the police that his daughter, a student of Class VIII, was harassed by the two youth following which police have registered a case under Section 306 IPC (abetment to commit suicide) against them.
The complaint said that after the victim told her father about the boys’ conduct, he approached their families. However, the boys’ families did not show any interest in setting things right which resulted in exchange of heated words among them in the recent past.
The girl, after being harassed by the youths again this morning, came home where she poured kerosene on herself and set herself ablaze.
When the girl’s father heard her cries, he rushed into the house and saw her in flames.
She was taken to Indira Gandhi Multi-Speciality hospital at Kaithal where the doctors referred her to PGIMER Chandigarh in a critical condition.
However, she succumbed to her burns on the way. The body was handed over to family after post-mortem.