A 16-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped and set ablaze by a youth in Greater Noida, has succumbed to her injuries.
The girl had suffered over 95 per cent burns and was fighting for her life at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi following the incident that occurred on Monday in Tigri village in Greater Noida West.
The girl died in the wee hours, a senior doctor said.
The accused, aged 18 years, has been taken into custody. He was a neighbour of the victim’s family and, according to her father, had become friendly with her.