After an accused rapist attacked her with fire in India, a teenage girl battles for her life.

A woman and her 18-year-old son have been detained on suspicion of trying to kill someone.

When they discovered the girl was pregnant, they allegedly doused her in kerosene and burned her fire.

According to a doctor, the child had burns on nearly 80% of her body.

The alleged attack

An 18-year-old cousin is accused of raping a girl, who later got pregnant.

The youngster chose to remain silent about the alleged incident in favour of telling her mother nothing.

Her mother consented to marry the victim to her accused assailant after learning of the pregnancy.

According to authorities, a 15-year-old girl is in serious condition after reportedly being set on fire by the family of her suspected rapist.

The victim's residence is in the Uttar Pradesh city of Mainpuri, which is the most populated state in India.

The "Save the Girl, Educate the Girl" campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi specifically targets the state.

A lady had her hair chopped off and her face painted black in January of this year.

Shame, secrecy and a legal backlog

Before being led through a street in Delhi, the capital of India.

Overview

Campaigners claim the case's female suspect shows society's institutionalised misogyny.

Overview

Campaigners claim the case's female suspect shows society's institutionalised misogyny.

Overview