Unnao Rape survivor set on fire by accused out in bail :90% body burnt in a critical condition

Unnao Rape survivor set on fire by accused out in bail :90% body burnt in a critical condition

A woman, who survived a brutal rape some time ago, was on Thursday set ablaze in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao by a group of men. The five men who had raped her in March this year, is suspected to be behind the latest attempt to kill her.

The rape accused and his friends took the 20-year-old woman outside her village and into the fields and doused her in petrol before setting her on fire. She was raped by the five men in March while police could manage to arrest only three of them and two others were still on the run.

Police rushed to the spot later and took the woman to a nearby government hospital where she has been admitted in a critical condition. She was later referred to a Lucknow hospital as her condition was grave.

The incident has caused tension in the Hindunagar village in Unnao.

Police said, "The victim has been referred to a hospital in Lucknow for better treatment. We have rounded up 3 accused, search is on for 2 others. The victim had earlier filed a rape case and one of the accused in that case has also been rounded up".

According to sources one of these five men is the son of the village pradhan against whom the woman had lodged a rape complaint. An FIR was lodged on March 4 by the woman who was set on fire on Thursday.

The woman was walking to the nearby railway station under when the group accosted her and took her to a field outside the village and poured petrol on her.

When police reached the spot they found her in a severely burnt condition while the accused men had fled by then.