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NEW DELHI AFP May 7, 2018- A 17-year-old battled for her life Monday after being raped, doused in kerosene and set on fire, the second such case to shake India as it battles an increase in sexual crimes.   


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 debate has been heightened further by new police figures indicating that more than five women were raped every day in the Indian capital this year.   


As many as 578 rape cases were reported up to April 15, against 563 in 2017 during the same period, police said.   


 “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.   


Police have arrested a 19-year-old man who lives in the same neighbourhood as the latest victim.   
 “He poured kerosene on the girl and set her on fire,” Barnwal said. The incident occurred on Friday, the same day as the similar case in Jharkhand’s Chatra district.    


The two cases have shone a spotlight on the treatment of rape in India, where some 40,000 cases were reported in 2016.  The country had already been agonising over the brutal gang-rape and killing of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir state, which is to be raised in the Supreme Court on Tuesday. 


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