Indian teenager raped and set on fire, 2 arrested

Indian teenager raped and set on fire, 2 arrested

Police said one of the victim's friends revealed that two young men from her neighbourhood used to stalk them. One of them is a serial sexual offender. (AFP)

New Delhi, Delhi, India | Aug 1, 2016, 02.23 PM (IST)

In yet another shocking incident, a teenage girl was allegedly raped, killed and her body was set on fire in India's capital of New Delhi.

According to reports, the police found the charred body at her house in Delhi's Gandhi Nagar neighbourhood on Thursday.

Police said that they have arrested the two men and had registered two cases against the accused, one for murder and the other for harassing the victim's friend.

"During investigations, one of the victim's friends revealed that two young men from the locality used to stalk her and the dead girl," reported The Telegraph quoting an officer.

"One of the arrested men is a serial sexual offender. There are several cases against him," officer added.

Police initially suspected that it was a suicide, however, an autopsy confirmed the murder, reported local news media NDTV.

(DNA webteam)
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