Muzaffarpur Woman, Set Ablaze for Resisting Rape, Dies in Hospital

The Muzaffarpur district administration had assured to bear the entire cost of treatment of the woman.

Published17 Dec 2019, 06:01 AM IST
India
1 min read

A 23-year-old woman who was set ablaze in Bihar's Muzaffarpur earlier this month, died in Patna on Monday, 16 December.

The woman was being treated at the city's Appolo Burns Hospital after having sustained 95 percent burn injuries. On Monday, the victim died around 11:40 pm, her brother-in-law said.

The woman was set on fire by Raja Rai, son of land broker Raj Kishor Rai, for resisting a rape attempt on 7 December.

Raja was arrested shortly after the incident, and a week later, his accomplice Mukesh Kumar was arrested as well.

Family Seeks Assurance of Justice From Bihar CM

Meanwhile, the woman's family has demanded an assurance of justice from Chief Minister Nitish Kumar before she is cremated.

The woman’s father, while talking to ANI, said, “We demand justice. Police should take appropriate action.”

Meanwhile, her brother-in-law said, “We want the chief minister to come and assure us of justice in the case,” reported Hindustan Times.

The woman's brother-in-law has also demanded security for the family members and sought that his wife, an auxiliary nursing midwife (ANM) at Bairiya in Sitamarhi, be transferred to Muzaffarpur so that she could be with her two children, who were witnesses in the case.

Earlier, the Muzaffarpur district administration had assured to bear the entire cost of treatment of the woman.

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