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April 3, 2013

Rape and revenge in Bihar

Woman accused of killing her alleged rapist in house fire.
Screenshot from Twitter.

A woman in Bihar, India is the subject of a murder investigation after she reportedly killed her alleged rapist in a house fire.

According to police reports, the alleged attacker Bhola Thakur entered the woman's house late Tuesday evening and drunkenly forced himself on her. After he fell asleep in her home, the woman doused herself in kerosene in an apparent attempt to self-immolate. But instead, she reportedly threw off her burning sari and fled her home, which burnt to the ground with Thakur inside.

Thakur's widow has filed a report against the woman, and police are currently investigating the alleged rape and murder cases.