A rape victim has been set on fire by a gang of men – including one of her alleged attackers – on her way to court in northern India.
The 23-year-old was walking to the train station in Unnao, in the state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, when she was attacked.
She was hit on the head and attacked with a knife to her neck, The Hindustan Times reported, before she was doused with petrol and set on fire.
“Five people were involved in setting her on fire, including the one who was accused in the rape case,” said Superintendent Vikrant Vir.
Police said all the men had been detained.
The woman was taken to a hospital in Lucknow, the state capital, where doctors said she was in a critical condition.
She had filed a complaint with police in March alleging that she had been raped by two men at gunpoint on 12 December 2018.
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