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Teen burns herself alive after court drops rape charges against four men

By Mason White 11:50 AM March 16, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
A teen is dead after burning herself alive because a court decided to drop rape charges against her four attackers, police in Pakistan said.

The incident occurred in the Muzaffargarh, Punjab, where 18-year-old Amina Bibi poured gasoline on herself in front of a police station.

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where doctors tried to save her, but she was declared dead later that day. The girl was attacked by four men, including a member of her family.

However, a local court dropped the case on Thursday, after police said that the teen has not been raped. “The case has been thoroughly investigated, and it was determined that the teen was not raped,” a police spokesperson said.