The woman was on her way to board a train in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh to attend a court hearing over her rape when she was doused with kerosene and set on fire
The woman is battling for her life after a weekend car crash in her northern home state of Uttar Pradesh that police are investigating after her family said they were being targeted.
Opposition groups say Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP is protecting Sengar, a legislator from Uttar Pradesh, whom the woman accused of the rape in 2017.
An MLA from the Bharatiya Janata Party was charged in connection with the rape of a teenage girl.
NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday charged five people, including the brother of a lawmaker from the ruling party, in relation to the death of the father of a teenage girl raped last year. Atul Singh Sengar, the brother of the arrested lawmaker, along with four others were accused of brutally assaulting the rape victim’s father who “sustained serious injuries”, the CBI said in a statement. The five are in custody. More than 100 rapes are reported in India every day, but strong political…
India launched fast-track courts and a tougher rape law that included the death penalty after a gruesome assault on a young woman shocked the country in 2012, but crime statistics indicate the situation has got worse, not better, since then. The data was collated by Reuters amid mounting public anger over crimes against women after two horrific cases in recent months that has, once again, cast a harsh light on systemic problems plaguing the country’s police and courts. The gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl…