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Woman resists rape by brother-in-law in UP’s Badaun, burnt alive

A 27-year-old widow was alone in her house when her brother-in-law tried to rape her. When she, resisted, he allegedly burnt her alive.

india Updated: Nov 02, 2017 12:58 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Badaun
A woman was burnt alive when she resisted a rape attempt.(PTI / Representative photo)

A 27-year-old woman was burnt alive allegedly by her brother-in-law at a village in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh after she resisted his attempt to rape her, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place Wednesday night when Neelam, a widow, was alone in her house in Labhari, they said, adding that she died on the spot.

Police said the woman’s father lodged a complaint and a search has been launched to arrest the accused, Jitendra.

He has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, they said.

First Published: Nov 02, 2017 12:53 IST