Woman Burnt to Death for Resisting Rape

Sorry its India again. In the news for all the wrong reasons again. Sigh.


 A 30-year old woman was burnt alive for resisting rape in Rajasthan’s Hanumgarh district on Saturday, police said.
According to police, the incident took place early Saturday at Nohar area in the district, about 500 km from the state capital Jaipur.
Police said the woman was sleeping along with her four-year-old daughter, while her husband was working in the farm when the accused, identified as Jitendra Kumar alias Jitu, sneaked into her house and tried to rape her.
When she resisted and started screaming loudly, he poured kerosene on her body and set her on fire, police said.
The victim’s husband also suffered burns as he rushed back to the house from the farm hearing the screams and tried to save her, police said.
The woman succumbed to injuries at a hospital later. The woman’s dying declaration has been recorded and the accused has been taken into custody, police said.


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