MUZAFFARGARH: A first-year student, who had set herself ablaze in Bet Mir Hazar area in protest against a police report which helped the man who had allegedly raped her to obtain bail, succumbed to her wounds in a hospital in Multan on Friday.

She was buried amid tight security in her native town after autopsy.

Police arrested investigation officer Sub-Inspector Rana Zulfiqar Ahmad on the charge of carrying out a faulty probe into the case.

The girl attempted self-immolation on Thursday outside the Bet Mir Hazar police station after lodging a protest with the investigation officer for favouring the accused in his report. Police also arrested the main accused Nadir Bhand and his three accomplices.

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