A minor girl who was allegedly raped and later burnt by a street vendor in Sherpur area here on Wednesday late evening died at PGI Chandigarh on Thursday morning. After her death, family members and area residents blocked the ever busy Ludhiana Delhi highway near Moti Nagar area.

As per reports, the accused identified as Sanjay, who ran a samosa shop in the area had been allegedly raping the 13 year girl for the last 10 days. On Saturday he again allegedly raped her and as the girl raised an alarm, attracting the attention of his younger sister, the accused sprinkled kerosene oil on her before setting her on fire.

Sources said that younger sister of the victim later called her parents who had gone to meet some relatives nearby. They added that later the father of the victim, a rag picker, rushed her to Civil Hospital where her condition is stated to be critical with more than 80% burn injuries.
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