Close on the heels of throwing acid girl and holding her mother hostage just after they objected over molestation in Bhagalpur, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped and torched in her own house by a 35-year-old relative in Bhagalpur district on Wednesday.
The victim, a resident of Shivnarayanpur village in Kahalgaon, succumbed to her injuries on Thursday at the emergency ward of Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital.
Police said the accused, a close relative of her brother-in-law, had tried to burn her alive after she threatened to inform her parents and police about her ordeal.
The Kahalgaon police arrested the accused, Pappu Sahni, on the basis of her statement.
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