Rape Case Hearing: India Woman Set Ablaze On Her Way To Court
Shock has engulfed many as an India woman has been rushed to the hospital for severe burns after she was set on fire while headed to court for a rape hearing.
According to reports, a 23-year-old alleged rape victim is fighting for her life after she was set on fire while going to court in northern India.
The woman was on her way to a hearing in the case she filed against two men in March, in Uttar Pradesh.
She is in critical condition in hospital, where she is being treated for severe burns.
Five men including two of her alleged rapists have been arrested on suspicion of setting her on fire, police say.
The woman was on her way to a train station when a group of men assaulted her and dragged her to a nearby field, where they set her on fire, according to reports in local media.
The incident occurred in Unnao district, which was recently in the news over another rape case.