Woman Set on Fire by Her Alleged Rapists on Way to Case Hearing

A 23-year-old alleged rape victim has been set on fire by the men she had accused of rape while she was on her way to court in India, according to police.

The BBC reports that the woman is in critical condition at a hospital with severe burns. Five men, including two of her alleged rapists, have been arrested on suspicion of setting her on fire, according to local police.

The woman was traveling to a train station when the group of men grabbed her and dragged her to a field. India’s government says that police worked on 33,658 cases of rape in India in 2017, an average of 92 alleged rapes every day.

Source: Unnao: India woman set on fire on her way to rape case hearing – BBC News

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