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TN Horror: 15-year-old girl sets herself ablaze after three youths film her bathing, threaten to upload video

News Agencies | Updated on: 16 June 2020, 13:30 IST

A 15-year-old girl tried to kill herself after she was allegedly blackmailed by three youths. According to media reports, the girl was filmed by the men when she was bathing.

All of the three accused started blackmailing the minor girl by using the same video. The girl decided to take the extreme step on Saturday after the accused threatened her to post the video on social media if she won’t fulfill their demand.

The girl succumbed over 90 percent burn injuries and undergoing treatment at the Government Vellore Medical College and Hospital (GVMCH). The girl is said to be critical condition. Reportedly, one of the accused in a minor.

According to the reports in timesnownews.com, the accused allegedly recorded the girl’s video when she was taking a bath. After some time, the three accused were started blackmailing her by saying that they will upload her video on social media if she did not meet their sexual demands.

The victim got afraid that the accused might posted her video online, hence, she decided to end her life. At around 11 am on Saturday, the girl poured kerosene on herself ablaze. The incident took place when the girl was alone at her home.

The incident came to light when neighbours saw the girl in flames and rescued her. Somehow, neigbours doused the flamed after 30 minutes of struggle. After this, 108 ambulance was called and the victim rushed to the hospital.

In her statement, the girl mentioned the names as K Aakash, R Ganapathi, and a 17-year-old boy.

A Police inspector told The Times of India, “girl felt unconscious after giving her statement.”

Meanwhile, the accused has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

The three accused were remanded into custody and lodged in the sub-jail of Gudiyattam on Monday.

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First published: 16 June 2020, 13:14 IST