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A 25-year-old woman from Madhya Pradesh in India allegedly doused her 38-year-old rapist, Raju Vishvakarma, in kerosene and lit him on fire, killing him. Raju had been arrested for the alleged rape in April, but was released on bail in May.

According to statements from Raju before his death, the victim invited him over to her house to come to a settlement in her rape case. Upon his arrival, Raju was doused and burned. He was transported to the hospital, where he perished from his burn injuries.

The victim and her family have all been booked on murder charges, despite the outpouring of support for the victim’s violent retaliation.

What’s sad is the rape epidemic in India. Women are being set on fire for refusing sex, the gang-rapes in Mumbai are causing outrage and that’s not even the tip of the iceberg of the devastating routine of abuse in India.

For more on this story, check out the Hindustan Times.

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