Bijnor (UP), May 24 (PTI) A 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped by her neighbour and his two friends, has immolated herself with the family claiming that the police initially refused to act on her complaint here.

Her neighbour Tahir, the main accused in the case, was arrested today, while his two friends, Nissar and Sarfaraz, were on the run, a police officer said.

According to the police officer, the girl, a resident of Sikandar Aurangabad village under Shivala Kalan police station of Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district, had gone to her neighbour’s house asking for a kitchen utensil in the evening of Tuesday.

The main accused allegedly called his two friends and raped her.

After the girl reached home, her parents informed police about the incident at night.

The police did not take the matter seriously, her family alleged.

Late at night, the girl poured kerosene on her and set herself ablaze, her family claimed. She was rushed to a doctor’s clinic for treatment but died yesterday.

The girl’s brother lodged a complaint with the police yesterday.

A case has been registered, the police officer said.

Superintendent of Police Umesh Kumar Singh visited the village yesterday and promised action against the erring police officials.

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