Bhopal - In another horrific incident, a 15-year-old Dalit girl was set afire by a youth’s father whose son was arrested by Indian police on molestation charges filed by the victim.

Reports indicate the Dalit girl suffered 90 percent burn injuries and is battling for her life at a hospital in Bhopal.

The teenage girl was molested by the youth when she had gone out of house for some work, following which her family lodged a FIR against the accused.

Enraged with his son’s arrest, the youth’s father reached at the girl’s place on Saturday and poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze.

The police have registered attempt to murder case against the person.

India has been in the limelight since an atrocious gang-rape incident in New Delhi shook entire world a few months ago. The Indian government promised to make the country safer for the fairer sex, but the claims seem hollow slogans, as nothing seems to have changed on the ground.