Published On: Sun, Apr 9th, 2023

Dalit woman raped, set afire in Rajasthan’s Barmer

Jaipur: A Dalit woman was allegedly raped and set on fire in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, police said on Friday. The victim, who suffered 40 per cent burn injuries, is undergoing treatment at a government hospital in Jodhpur, they said.

Pachpadra Police Station SHO Rajendra Singh said the alleged incident occurred on Thursday

Pachpadra Police Station SHO Rajendra Singh said the alleged incident occurred on Thursday.

The accused, identified as Shakoor, allegedly raped the woman and then poured some chemical on her before setting her on fire. Shakoor, who lives near the victim’s house, has been arrested, Singh said.

A case has been registered under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, the police added.

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