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Set on Fire for Wearing Lipstick

By Tse Hao Guang     Oct 20, 2008 in Crime
A girl has been set on fire by her relative, allegedly for wearing lipstick. The perpetrator,her great uncle, is a conservative Muslim.
An 11 year old girl suffered 90% burns on her body when her great uncle set her on fire in Jaipur, India.
The 55 year old man, a conservative Muslim, told authorities that he was outraged over her wearing lipstick and being "scantily dressed". He poured kerosene over her and set her in flames on Friday.
Her neighbours tried to save her, with one suffering injuries trying to put out the flames.
The police have told the NDTV network that the girl has a low chance of survival. They have arrested the offender for attempted murder.
Traditional Muslim communities require their women to observe the practice of hijab. This involves covering their bodies from head to toe.
However, relatives of the girl later told reporters that the man had tried to molest her, and upon meeting resistance, set her ablaze.
Investigations are continuing.
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