Mother raped, set on fire kills attacker by dragging him into flames

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YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA – AUGUST 15: Coconuts is soaked in kerosene and set on fire as locals play a game of fire football, known as ‘bola api’ during celebrations of Indonesia’s National Independence Day on August 15, 2015 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Indonesia became an independent nation on August 17, 1945 having previously been under Dutch rule. […]

A woman who was reportedly raped and set on fire was able to kill her alleged attacker by dragging him into the flames, local police in India say. 

The 35-year-old mother told local authorities that the 42-year-old suspect attacked her inside her home north of Kolkata in eastern India Monday while her three daughters were out of the house, according to Channel News Asia.

Authorities say the suspect then “poured kerosene on her body and set her on fire.”

Nearby residents rushed to the woman’s house after seeing smoke, according to the Times of India. That’s when they found both the woman and her attacker on fire, in addition to a jar of kerosene in a room. 

The suspect died from his injuries Tuesday morning. 

The woman, who suffered burn injuries on her face and hands, is recovering, officials say.

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