Woman gang-raped, burnt alive by five men in UP


Sambhal: A woman was burnt alive after being gang-raped allegedly by five men in a village in Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district, NDTV reported.

The victim was with her six-year-old daughter in her house when the accused allegedly barged in and kidnapped her, late on Friday. The accused took her to a hut nearby and allegedly gang-raped her. They allegedly set her on fire later.

The police have seized the body and have sent it for the post-mortem examination. They have registered cases against five men under sections of rape and murder.

The incident occurred in Pathakpur village of Sambhal district. The victim’s family members alleged the accused used to harass her. On Friday, the victim objected to their harassment, leading to an altercation. Later at night, the accused barged into her house and kidnapped her.

The victim’s husband works in Delhi.

The family members of the victim were quoted as saying by NDTV that she called them and told that the five men would kill her. She also dialed the police’s number, but the calls were allegedly not answered. The purported audio has gone viral.


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