Gang-rape victim attempts self-immolation outside DC office

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Gang-rape victim attempts suicide
Kanpur, Jul 22: A 40-year-old alleged victim of gang rape today tried to immolate herself in front of the District Collector's office here alleging inaction by the police force.

The woman tried to pour kerosene and immolate herself this afternoon but was prevented from doing so by the alert police men posted outside the DC office, Additional District Magistrate (City) Avinash Singh said. The woman was allegedly gang raped on February 9 this year.

A complaint was registered by the police in this connection after the woman approached the court, which directed the police to lodge an FIR, ADM Singh said. The woman alleged inaction on part of the police and said that the emboldened criminals were even threating to kill her, which drove her to take this extreme step.

The ADM said he has referred the woman to SP (Rural) Anil Mishra who assured her swift action in the case.

PTI 

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