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INDIA: 45-yr-old man burnt alive for protecting daughter from sexual harassment

INDIA: 45-yr-old man burnt alive for protecting daughter from sexual harassment

Narmada Sahu, 45, gave up the ghost at an Indian hospital located in Madhya Pradesh state late Sunday after he was set ablaze for trying to protect his daughter from sexual harassment.

According to reports, Sahu had earlier lodged a complaint to police authorities claiming that his 16-year-old daughter was routinely harassed by a neighbour who later demanded that he (Sahu) withdrew the complaint.

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Police said on Sunday the neighbour barged into the victim’s house with two friends, poured kerosene on him and set him on fire.

“We have arrested the three attackers, lodged a criminal case and launched investigations,” Pandey said.

Sexual violence has been a focus of public attention in India since the gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in 2012.

 

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