Woman sets herself on fire after gangrape

A 23-year-old woman set herself on fire after allegedly being gang-raped by five persons in Kotwali area near here, police said today.

The incident took place on the night of January 23 when the victim was forcibly abducted and raped by the accused, they said.

Depressed over the incident, she set herself on fire next evening. However, she was rushed to hospital, where her condition was stated to be stable.

Later, on the basis of a complaint, a case has been lodged against the absconding accused, police added.

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