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12-year-old girl set on fire by neighbor for uprooting a plant

A 12-year-old girl was set on fire allegedly by her neighbour after she uprooted a plant unintentionally in Begusarai district of Bihar.

The incident took place on Friday when the girl was playing near the accused’s home in Sivarana village of the district.

The girl was doused with kerosene before a burning match-stick was thrown on her. Upon hearing her screams, local took her to a hospital. Reports claimed that the minor girl has suffered severe burn injuries.

Meanwhile, police have registered a case against the accused, Sikander Yadav. Speaking to a portal, DSP Begusarai Nishit Priya said that efforts are underway to arrest the accused.

Report by Chetali S M
Reported on – 21/03/2021

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