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Monday, 18 January 2021 7.23 AM IST

Girl burnt to death after she refused for compromise in sexual abuse case, uncle, aides of accused arrested

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LUCKNOW: A rape victim in UP's Bulandshahar was allegedly set afire by the uncle of the accused after she refused to reach a compromise on the court case against the culprit.

The victim was shifted to a Delhi hospital for treatment, however, she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday night.

The victim's family said they were receiving threats from the friends of the accused for not reaching a settlement in the rape case.

Based on the complaint of the victim's father, the kin of the accused doused his daughter in petrol and set her on fire.

An FIR has been registered against seven persons under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code in the matter,

Three persons were arrested following a complaint by the victim's father, while the rape accused was already in jail, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Santosh Kumar Singh said, adding two policemen have also been suspended for alleged negligence in handling the case, reported news agency PTI.

Police had earlier said that the woman had allegedly set herself this morning due to stress.

According to a complaint filed by the woman on August 15, she was raped by a man who had come to her village to guard a mango orchard, the SSP had said.

The accused was arrested the same day and has been in prison, the police official said.

The SSP said the uncle of the accused and one of his friends were forcing the victim to reach a compromise.

On Tuesday morning, the girl was burnt under suspicious circumstances. She was referred to a hospital in Delhi where she died during treatment, he said.

Her father has given a written complaint in which he has alleged that his daughter was set afire following which the arrests were made, the SSP said.

The SSP said he had suspended Sub Inspector Vinayakant Gautam and constable Vikrant Tomar for alleged negligence.

He said Jahangirabad Police Station in-charge Vivek Sharma and Anoopshahar Police Officer Atul Kumar Choubey and Inspector Subhash Singh have been taken off active duty.

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