A man allegedly raped a woman and set her ablaze in Barmer district of Rajasthan. After that he died during treatment in a government hospital. The police gave this information on Saturday, 8 April.
According to a PTI report, a 30-year-old woman, a mother of two, was allegedly raped by Shakoor Khan at her house on April 6 and set on fire. According to the police, the woman had suffered 50 percent burns.
Barmer Superintendent of Police Digant Anand informed that the woman died late on Friday night in a hospital in Jodhpur and the accused has been arrested.
According to the police, Shakoor Khan, who lives in the village of the deceased, has been booked under IPC sections 376 (rape), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 450 (house trespass in order to commit the offence) and certain sections of the Scheduled Caste Act. A case has been registered under which the arrest has been made.
He said that later the charge of murder under section 302 of the IPC was also added to the FIR. According to the complaint lodged by the victim’s husband, Khan barged into their house on Thursday and raped his wife when she was alone. The accused put acid-like chemical on it and set it on fire.
Opposition attack on Gehlot government
The opposition BJP in the state accused the government led by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of trying to hush up the incident and said it showed that ‘jungle raj’ prevailed in the state.
Union Jal Shakti Minister and Jodhpur MP Gajendra Singh Shekhawat alleged that the woman died due to delay in treatment.
Leader of the Opposition in the Rajasthan Assembly Rajendra Rathore blamed Gehlot for the “poor” law and order situation in the state. He said that this incident is a “blot on the government”.
This shows the jungle raj prevailing in the state. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is solely responsible for the poor law and order situation in the state.
BJP state president CP Joshi tweeted that the Congress government is sitting with folded hands.
The administration and the government should impartially investigate all aspects of this incident and provide justice to the victim’s family. If there is even an iota of morality in this, then the government should take strict action against the guilty officers.
Former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje tweeted that the incident made it clear that “no one is safe” in Rajasthan. “Dalits and women are certainly not safe. Hiding an issue that is shameful to humanity for a day explains the reprehensible and insensitive attitude of the government in Rajasthan. Strongest action should be taken against the culprits,” he said.”