Tribal woman in MP set on fire for resisting rape, dies

A 22-year-old tribal woman who was allegedly set on fire by a man for resisting rape died on Wednesday at a district hospital in Sagar, highlighting rising crime against women in the country.
Published on Mar 25, 2016 03:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Sagar

A 22-year-old tribal woman who was allegedly set on fire by a man for resisting rape died on Wednesday at a district hospital in Sagar, highlighting rising crime against women in the country.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night under the jurisdiction of the Banda police station.

The accused, Ramkumar Lodhi, reportedly entered the victim’s house and attempted to rape her. When she fought back, Lodhi poured kerosene oil on her and set her ablaze, the victim’s mother said.

The woman said her daughter had complained about the accused to other villagers on previous occasions but they chose not to interfere.

The district hospital police outpost in charge Govind Singh told Hindustan Times the victim was brought in with serious burn injuries from a Banda town hospital. Her dying declaration was reportedly recorded by officials and an autopsy conducted.

Banda police station officer Sandheer Choudary denied knowledge of the incident.

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