Woman on way to file FIR, set ablaze

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03 Dec 2018

UP-shocker: Molesters set woman ablaze, who was going to police-station

In a ghastly incident, a woman was set on fire by two of her molesters as she was on way to file an FIR against them in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur.

The 28-year-old woman suffered 60% injuries and is battling for her life.

Notably, the woman was turned away by police when she went to complain the first time, on November 29.

Here's more.

What happened

Victim was intercepted by accused, she somehow escaped

Victim was intercepted by accused, she somehow escaped

On November 29, the woman was on way to her in-laws' house in the adjacent village. The two men, both brothers, stopped her and passed lewd comments.

As they tried to molest her, the woman escaped. She went to Tambor police station with the help of locals, but the officers turned her away.

After arriving at her in-laws' house, she narrated the incident.

Complaint

Later, police told her to register complaint at police station

The in-laws then called up '100' to complain about the incident against the brothers. A police team came to their house and asked the family to register a complaint at Tambor police station.

On December 1, the woman started her journey to the station, where she was supposed to be joined by her relatives.

The accused then attacked her at a sugarcane field.

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Action taken

Constable and SHO have been suspended

Constable and SHO have been suspended

The accused poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze. Locals rushed to her help.

She was admitted to the district hospital. The accused, Rajesh and Ramu, were arrested on December 2.

Tambor SHO Om Prakash Saroj's suspension has been ordered by DGP OP Singh. Head constable Chedilal was suspended for not filing the complaint.

Since both accused are Dalits, SC/ST Act was invoked.

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