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Bihar: Woman burnt after failed rape, admitted to hospital with 80 pc burns

A day after Unnao rape victim's death, another news of brutal rape and attempt to murder has come up from Bihar's Muzaffarpur district where a woman was allegedly set ablaze by a man after he attempted to rape her but failed.

Anab Mehdi

Anab MehdiBy Anab Mehdi

Published on 9 Dec 2019 5:51 AM GMT

Bihar: Woman burnt after failed rape, admitted to hospital with 80 pc burns
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Lucknow: A day after Unnao rape victim's death, another news of brutal rape and attempt to murder has come up from Bihar's Muzaffarpur district where a woman was allegedly set ablaze by a man after he attempted to rape her but failed.

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The victim sustained 80 per cent burns when she was admitted to Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.

Police are investigating the matter.

After the rape and murder incidents in Unnao and Hyderabad that sparked anger across the nation, several other cases of victim being set on fire by rapists have come in light.

In Hyderabad, a 26-year-old veterinary doctor was smothered, raped and then burnt by four men late at night on November 27 and her charred body was found the next day under a culvert on the Hyderabad-Bengaluru national highway. The four accused in the case were killed on early Friday by the Telangana police in a 'retaliatory' firing when they were taken to the crime spot for recreation.

Soon after, the Unnao rape victim was was also set on fire by five men, including the two accused of raping her in December last year. The woman had sustained 90 per cent burn and lost her life in hospital on Friday.

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Four days back, a 35-year-old woman alleged that four men namely Aarif, Shahnawaz, Sharif and one more person entered her home in Shahpur village in Kaserawa, Uttar Pradesh and threw acid on her. The victim was rushed to the hospital where she was admitted for medical assistance and was discharged on the same day. On Sunday she threatened to end her life if justice is not served.

The rising in such incidents of rape and murder has triggered nationwide protests where activists and students have come out in large numbers demanding justice for the victims and trial in a fast-track court.

However, a degree college in Ballia will be named after Nirbhaya, the Delhi rape victim.

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