14 arrested for gang raping and burning alive the minor in Jharkhand

New Delhi, May 5: 14 people have been arrested over the gang rape and murder of a minor in Jharkhand.

A 16-year-old girl in Jharkhand was burnt alive inside her home in Jharkhand on Friday, allegedly by men who had gang-raped her Thursday night.

The incident took place in the Naxal-affected Chatra district of the state.

The girl's family says the four men, allegedly drunk, kidnapped her from her house when everyone was away at a wedding. The men allegedly took her to a deserted spot and raped her.

The horrific incident emerges at a time there is public anger over child rapes this year, beginning with the kidnapping, rape, torture and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. The government recently put out an executive order to change the law and bring in the death penalty for child rapists.
11:30  Siddaramaiah questions PM over his leaders' corruption cases:
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday tweeted a tongue-in-cheek reply to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on the Karnataka government being corrupt.

The answer comes after Prime Minister Modi had said that the Congress government in Karnataka is a 'seedha-rupaiah sarkar', hinting at Siddaramaiah directly.

PM Modi, during a public rally on may 3, stated that not even a single work was possible without bribery in the state.

Siddaramaiah tweeted, "Dear PM, I am glad you have made corruption an issue in this Election because that is your weakest point.You are making baseless allegations of corruption about our Govt."

The Karnataka chief minister also said that the BJP is trying to hide the 35000 crores illegal iron-ore mining scam of the Reddy brothers.

Agencies