Lucknow, Dec 28 (PTI) A 17-year-old girl attempted suicide by setting herself ablaze after being harassed by three men in a village in Gorakhpur district, a police officer said today. Also Read - UP Woman Burnt Alive by Contract Killer Hired by Her Family Over Inter-faith Love Affair

The girl, a Class IX student at a school in Mumbai, had come to her village Semra Buzurg 10 days ago on vacation where three youngsters identified as Rahul, Amit and Arjun harassed her, the officer said. Also Read - Throwback Tuesday! When Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan Cycled Through Streets of Mumbai

The teenager’s mother had complained about the misconduct to the mother of one of the accused yesterday, after which a heated argument ensued between the two families which turned into a scuffle, he said. Also Read - Gorakhpur Police Gets Trolled by Netizens for Photoshopping Facemasks on Constable and Murder Accused

Saddened over the incident, the girl sprinkled kerosene and set herself ablaze, the officer said.

The teenager, who suffered 50 per cent burn injuries, was admitted to a nearby hospital, he said, adding that the two of the three accused were arrested.

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