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India girl dies of injuries after being raped and set on fire

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A 15-year-old girl has died of her injuries after allegedly being raped and set on fire at her home in Greater Noida, near the capital, Delhi.

Doctors said she had suffered 95% burn injuries on her body.

Police have arrested one man over the incident, senior police official Rakesh Yadav told BBC Hindi.

The suspect, Ajay Sharma, asked the girl to meet him on the terrace of her house, where he allegedly raped her and set her on fire, Mr Yadav said.

He added that a case of rape and attempted murder had been registered against Mr Sharma.

Security has been increased in Tigri village where the incident took place.

Mr Yadav said they suspected a "love triangle" at play, and added that further investigations were under way.

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