Kolkata, March 6: A 35-year-old man in West Bengal was burnt to death after a woman he allegedly raped and set on fire, pulled him with her while she was still burning in flames. According to reports, the man raped the woman and, in a fit of rage, set her ablaze at her house in Malda's Subhas Colony. Police informed that the woman has sustained burn injuries on her face and hands and is currently being treated at the Malda Medical College and Hospital. However, the man, who was also rushed to the hospital, succumbed on Tuesday. Sambhal Horror: Woman Burnt to Death For Resisting Gangrape.

According to a report by PTI, the woman, who is a widow, claimed that the accused used to disturb and harass her. Describing her ordeal, the woman said the man entered her house on Monday evening when there was no one and raped her. After committing the crime, he set her on fire and she grabbed him tightly. According to reports, locals rushed to her house after noticing smoke from the house. To their surprise, they found both of them on fire inside a room. Police said that a jar of kerosene was also found in the room. Woman Burnt Alive in Unnao District of Uttar Pradesh, Dies.

An investigation into the matter revealed that the woman lived at Subhas Colony under Manikchak police station limits. She has three daughters and her eldest daughter was married. According to details by locals, the accused was often seen visiting the house of the woman. District Superintendent of Police Arnab Ghosh said, "We are investigating the case from all angles." The probe has raised many questions as to why the accused had visited Subhas Colony, which is around 35 km from his residence in Chanchal.

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