Meerut, January 7: In a shocking incident, a gangrape victim in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut was set on fire after she refused to compromise. According to reports, the incident took place in Shamli on Saturday night. In her complaint filed with the police, the victim alleged that one of the accused set her on fire when she and her family refused to succumb to pressure to go in for a compromise. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the woman has sustained burns on her waist and legs and is now out of danger. Uttar Pradesh Shocker: Woman Thrashed for Objecting to Eve-Teasing, Made to Run Naked in Village.
The reports added saying that the victim had lodged a complaint against the accused at the Shamli Kotwali police station following the incident. In her complaint, the woman informed the police that the three men who raped her nearly a month ago came to her house on Saturday night and mounted pressure on her for a compromise. The woman added saying that after the woman and her husband refused, one of the accused sprinkled petrol on her and set her on fire. Uttar Pradesh Shocker: Sisters Found Living With Dead Body for Nearly 10 Days in Varanasi.
However, Superintendent of police of Shamli, Ajay Kumar contradicted the allegations made by the victim and said the woman’s saree caught fire when she was boiling milk and that is how she sustained burns. Kumar took to Twitter and said that police had a video recording of her husband’s statement in connection with the incident. The victim, however, blamed the police for not arresting the accused even a month and a half after the gang rape. To this, Kumar said a probe in the gang-rape case was in the final stages and action will be initiated on the basis of the findings.