On November 17, at Sidh Nagla village in Bulandshahr, a minor Dalit girl was burnt alive in broad daylight. In August, the victim had been raped allegedly by one Harish alias Chainta, and was since being harassed by his associates to withdraw her complaint. The victim died during treatment in Delhi.
The family members of the deceased have alleged that if the administration had listened to them in time, their daughter would have been alive. A team from The Wire went to the village in Bulandshahr and talked with the victims’ family.