Crime On Women

Woman was set on fire in UP for resisting rape

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A woman was gone to attend natures’s call, when she was attacked by a local youth to attempt sexual assault on her. Incident happened in the Deoria district of Lucknow on Saturday morning. As soon as she tried to make an escape by shouting for help, that enraged the man so much that he poured petrol on the woman and set her on fire. she was accompanied by her two minor children when the whole fiasco happened.

Police said that the accused belongs to Bhatni area. Soon after, the lady was rushed to a local hospital, she has suffered 90% burns and has been critical since. Her children did everything to extinguish the fire and save their mother, have also suffered burns and are underway treatment.

The accused is still absconding. In her statement to the police, the lady said the accused had tried to molest her in the past too, but police has never taken her complaint seriously.

A case has been lodged under appropriate sections of Indian Penal Code and teams have been assigned duties to search for the accused.

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