Madhya Pradesh: Dalit rape victim tries to immolate self after accused set free from jail

While the minor is out of danger, investigations into the matter are currently underway.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2016 2:06 pm
minor rape victim, rape victim mp, madhya pradesh rape, itarsi rape, minor raped in mp, mp rape, rape victim fire, rape victim sets herself on fire, india news, mp news, indian express news The minor rape victim poured kerosene and tried setting herself on fire on Wednesday. (Source: ANI News/Twitter)

A Dalit rape victim in Madhya Pradesh attempted to immolate herself after she feared that her alleged rapist, recently released from jail, would harm her. On Wednesday, the minor who hails from Nayagaon, Itarsi poured kerosene and tried setting herself on fire. The victim was later rushed to a hospital.

Speaking to news agency ANI, Anil Sharma, Itarsi Sub Divisional Officer of Police, said the victim was out of danger. “She has suffered third-degree burns on 40 percent of her body.” The victim’s father said that she took such a step out of fear.

“She was raped on February 16 this year. One of the accused was recently released from jail so she thought that he will kill her,” he said. While the main accused in the case is still in jail, the accomplice was released on bail almost two months ago.

Police believe that the victim has been in a ‘disturbed state of mind’ and hence she tried immolating herself. Soon after the incident, Yadav was arrested and booked under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, reports PTI. While the minor is out of danger, investigations into the matter are currently underway.



With ANI and PTI inputs.

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  1. S
    Oct 13, 2016 at 9:09 am
    Ashamed of being Indian.
    1. Joseph R Stephen
      Oct 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm
      This is BJP government and MODI;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He will answer the rape victims via his Radio;br/gt;lt;br/gt;When election comes he will address them in the door step.
      1. R
        Oct 13, 2016 at 1:32 pm
        This is called Ache Din in BJP rule state. Why BJP call Jungle Raj in Bihar?? what is happenig in MP ?? Many paid media channel have started giving majority to BJP in UP. But you will see proper result. In bihar all most all channel wher giving BJP 155 to 175. Result is less tahn 50. Same will be replicated in UP.
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          Ashok Mazumdar
          Oct 13, 2016 at 2:18 pm
          Acche Din Sarkar of BJP rule. Rapist s and uas Rule in BJP;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Criminals at the Helm.