A middle-aged man was burnt to death after he was set on fire by a woman whom he had allegedly raped in her own house on Tuesday night.
The police described the incident as “an act of revenge” on the part of the woman, a widow, after Bhola Thakur, 45, the man who was set alight, raped her.
According to the police, Thakur entered the woman’s house around 1.30am Tuesday and forced himself upon her.
“Thakur was so drunk (that) he fell asleep in her house after committing the crime,” said an officer.
He said the woman at first contemplated self-immolation out of shame and even poured kerosene on herself.
Thereafter, she changed her mind and decided to seek revenge.
“She threw her kerosene soaked sari, which had caught fire, on Thakur and rushed out of the house. A little later, the house was reduced to ashes and Thakur was burnt to death.
On getting information, the DSP incharge and SHO of Parsa Bazar police station rushed to the spot and took the woman into custody. During interrogation, the woman said she extracted revenge from her rapist.
14-year-old tribal girl complains against in-laws in Jhabua
Indore: Forced to discontinue her studies and being compelled to get married at the age of 14, a tribal girl from Chirolipada village of Jhabua district, 150 km west of Indore, lodged a complaint with the police on Tuesday against the family of her prospective in-laws.
The girl, a student of class 5, wants to continue her studies, which her prospective in-laws do not want. In accordance with tribal custom, the girl was engaged at 11.
The girl alleged her would-be in-laws, along with some 20 others, pressured her parents and also threatened to ransack her home if she didn’t marry.