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UP: Woman burnt alive by miscreants for resisting molestation bid in Kushinagar

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20th August, 2019 18:07 IST

Kushinagar: There seems no stop to crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh. In a fresh incident, a woman was burnt alive by miscreants for resisting sexual assault in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh. The incident has created panic in the area. 

The victim has been admitted to Gorakhpur Medical College in a critical condition. The miscreants fled after setting the victim on fire. The victim is said to be battling for life at the hospital. 

According to a report, the incident occurred under Kasia police station limits on August 15. The victim's sister said she was planting vegetable saplings in the backyard of her house when the miscreants barged into the home. The victim was alone at home when the incident happened.   

Police have identified the accused as Luv Kushvaha, Sankat, Shuchita and Rajkishor. The accused barged into the home and tried to molest the girl and when she resisted they poured kerosene oil and set her on fire. 

The victim's sister said she rushed to the house after hearing her screams and tried to douse the fire. She later managed to take her to the hospital where she was referred to Gorakhpur Medical College after primary treatment.

Police have booked six accused on the basis of the statement of the victim. Three of the six accused have been arrested and a hunt is on to nab other accused. All the accused are residents from the girl's village. 

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Jharkhand girl raped, burnt alive

In a similar incident last year in May, police arrested 14 people in connection with the alleged gangrape and murder of a 16-year-old girl in Jharkhand's Chatra district. The girl was allegedly burnt alive after the village panchayat asked the accused to pay fine and do 100 sit-ups as punishment. Earlier, Four youth kidnapped the girl from her house in Chatra district when she was alone after her parents had left to attend a wedding function

The accused allegedly took her to a secluded spot and gang-raped her. Later when the matter was brought to the village panchayat, the accused was ordered to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 to settle the matter and also directed them to do 100 sit-ups.

However, enraged over the panchayat diktat, the four accused allegedly went to the victim's house, thrashed her family members and set her ablaze. 

The incident occurred at Rajakendua village under Itkhori police station in the Naxal-affected Chatra district, which is 160 km from state capital Ranchi. 

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