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Victim's family burns rapist to death in MP

PTI  Katni , September 06, 2013
First Published: 20:28 IST(6/9/2013) | Last Updated: 20:34 IST(6/9/2013)

An alleged rapist succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning, after he was reportedly set ablaze by the victim's family members at Nighara village, police said.

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Raju Vishwkarma (38) had allegedly raped a village girl on April 30 after which her parents lodged a police complaint. He was subsequently arrested and sent to jail, Katni superintendent of police (SP) Rajesh Hingankar told reporters.

He was released on bail recently after spending a month in jail and last night the girl called him to her residence for a compromise, when her brother poured kerosene over Vishwakarma and set him ablaze, the police said.

He was rushed to the district hospital with 90% burn injuries to which he succumbed.

In his dying statement, Vishwakarma alleged that her family members demanded Rs. 2 lakh from him and when he expressed his inability to pay, they set him ablaze, deputy inspector general (DIG) Makrand Deoskar said.

A case has been registered and further investigations are on, the police said.


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