Two India Teenagers Raped and Set on Fire in Two Days

A second teenage girl has been raped and burned alive by attackers in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand in the space of two days. Headlines around the world followed the first horrific attack in which a victim was killed last Thursday, after she was set alight as punishment for reporting her gang rape to the village council. It emerged Monday that another Jharkhand teen was raped Friday and then set on fire by a man whom she had refused to marry. Police told the BBC that she was suffering burns on 95 percent of her body. “The accused told us that he wanted to marry the victim but she wasn’t ready,” police officer Shailendra Barnwal said.