Second India teen raped, set alight: police

New Delhi (AFP) – A 17-year-old was battling for her life Monday after being raped and set alight, the second such case to shake India in days.

The teenager was attacked on the same day and in the same eastern state of Jharkhand as a 16-year-old who was raped and burned to death.

“The girl has suffered 70 percent first-degree burns. There is a chance that she will survive,” Shailendra Barnwal, police superintendent of Pakur district, told AFP.