Bihar: Widow burns ‘rapist’ to death

A middle-aged widow, who was allegedly raped by a fellow villager, locked him up and set her house on fire and thereby killed him. The police said the incident took place at Switha village under Parsa Bazar police station on the outskirts of Patna at around 1 am on Tuesday when a drunk Bhola Thakur (45) entered the house of the widow and allegedly raped her.

The victim in her statement to the police said that after being raped she first thought of committing suicide, then changed her mind and poured kerosene on Thakur, who was too drunk to move. After setting Thakur afire, she bolted the room from outside.

Patna SSP Manu Maharaj said: "The woman has been taken in police custody and her medical check-up will be done on Wednesday." Thakur reportedly had a bad reputation in the village.

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