A woman was assaulted, stabbed and set on fire by six men who she had accused of gangrape in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district early on Thursday.
Police said the woman was on her way to the railway station to catch an early morning train to Rae Bareli when she was stopped by the accused, said the police.
The rape survivor was admitted to district hospital Unnao from where she has been shifted to LLR hospital in Kanpur.
In her statement to the police, the rape survivor said the six men first hit her on the head and attacked with a knife on the neck. As she slumped, they poured kerosene and set her on fire.
Some people who were nearby came to her rescue. The accused ran from the scene soon after. The locals informed the police emergency number, Dial 112 and the police reached the site.
Vikrant Veer, the Unnao Superintendent of Police said three of the six men named by the victim have been picked up. Teams have been formed to arrest the remaining three.
In her statement given to the police at the hospital the victim has said that she was going to Baiswara Bihar railway station around d 4.30 am.
According to victim, the assailants earlier had raped her in March 2019 and she had filed an FIR.