Woman Burned

An Indian social activist protests against a rape at Hauz Khas village in New Delhi Feb.21, 2017. A woman in Uttar Pradesh was burned alive Nov. 2 after resisting rape. (Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images)

BADAUN — A 27-year-old woman was burnt alive allegedly by her brother-in-law at a village here after she resisted his attempt to rape her, the police said Nov. 2.

The incident took place Nov. 1 night when Neelam, a widow, was alone at her house in Labhari, they said, adding that she died on the spot.

The police said that the woman's father has lodged a complaint and a search has been launched to arrest the accused, Jitendra.

He has been booked under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, they said.

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