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Pak girl burnt alive for resisting rape

A man allegedly burnt a teenage girl to death after failing to rape her in Punjab province, police said Wednesday. The girl from Rahim Yar Khan district, 400 km from Lahore, had gone to the home of her friend on July 19 to learn how to stitch clothes.Muhammad Imtiaz, the brother of her friend, tried to rape her.
When the girl put up a resistance, Imtiaz allegedly doused her with petrol, set her on fire and fled. The girl was taken to Shaikh Zayed Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. The victim’s father said though police had registered a case, he was being pressured by local politicians to reconcile with Imtiaz.
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