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India: Woman sets herself ablaze after police ignore rape charge *GRAPHIC*01:16

India: Woman sets herself ablaze after police ignore rape charge *GRAPHIC*

India, Aligarh
July 15, 2014 at 19:51 GMT +00:00 · Published

A woman committed suicide by self-immolation in Sikanra Rao, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday after police ignored her report of gang-rape. She was allegedly abducted and raped in Jaswantnagar on July 12, after which her newly-wed husband threw her out of their house. She went to the police to file a complaint, but they refused to recognise it, then she doused herself in kerosene and set herself alight outside the police station.

She was rushed to a hospital in Aligrarh, with her body 90% covered in burns she allegedly managed to name some of her alleged perpetrators before dying. The incident prompted the woman's family and local activists from the Bahujan Samaj Party to stage a protest which caused major traffic issues in Sikandarau. The protests were firmly dealt with by police, however Police Superintendent Deepika Tiwari eventually conceded that his officers would attempt to catch the alleged rapists.

India: Woman sets herself ablaze after police ignore rape charge *GRAPHIC*01:16
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A woman committed suicide by self-immolation in Sikanra Rao, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday after police ignored her report of gang-rape. She was allegedly abducted and raped in Jaswantnagar on July 12, after which her newly-wed husband threw her out of their house. She went to the police to file a complaint, but they refused to recognise it, then she doused herself in kerosene and set herself alight outside the police station.

She was rushed to a hospital in Aligrarh, with her body 90% covered in burns she allegedly managed to name some of her alleged perpetrators before dying. The incident prompted the woman's family and local activists from the Bahujan Samaj Party to stage a protest which caused major traffic issues in Sikandarau. The protests were firmly dealt with by police, however Police Superintendent Deepika Tiwari eventually conceded that his officers would attempt to catch the alleged rapists.

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