Sexual Assault MP

Supporters of Congress president Rahul Gandhi protest recent rape cases in India during the Jan Aakrosh Rally (public outrage) Rally in New Delhi April 29. In Madhya Pradesh, a minor girl was sexually assaulted and burned alive by her relative and one of his friends May 11. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

SAGAR — A minor girl was gang-raped and burnt alive in Khurai in Madhya Pradesh by her relative and his friend, after which one person was arrested, police said May 11.

Additional Superintendent of Police Vikramjit Singh said the victim was sexually assaulted by her cousin Bharat and his friend Ravinder in Jujharpur village in the Bandri police station area when she was alone in her house the night of May 10. She was burned alive after she resisted.

He said Ravinder has been arrested while Bharat is absconding. The accused were booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act and the Indian Penal Code.

Home Minister Bhupender Singh, in whose Assembly segment the village falls, met the bereaved family and announced Rs. 2 lakh aid.

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