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Victim of custodial sexual violence – attempts immolation

PTI-  June 16,2012

 

: A Maoist woman prisoner on Saturday suffered minor burns after attempting a self-immolation in alleging that her modesty was outraged by a jail official in Bihar‘s Sitamarhi district, police sources said.

Shivani poured kerosene oil on herself before setting herself alight but was saved by jail guards who immediately covered her with a blanket, the sources said.

She accused the jail superintendent of outraging her modesty, a charge that was denied by the official, they said.

She was treated at the jail hospital for minor burns on her hands, they said. An investigation was also being made into her allegation, they said.

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