College student gangraped, set on fire in Etawah

India, July 12 -- A 20-year-old college student was gangraped and then set on fire in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district. Etawah is the home district of Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose Samajwadi Party is in power in UP.

Latest in a string of horrific rape cases being reported from UP, the case has brought the issue home to the Yadavs.

The girl was invited by a 21-year-old man to his house on Tuesday evening.

The BA student was raped by the man and his three friends at the house.

When she resisted and threatened to report them to the police, they poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.

The girl was rushed to the local hospital by neighbours from where she was referred to the better-equipped Saifai hospital where she is now battling for her life.

Girl's family alleged that the police initially did not register their complaint. They have also demanded a thorough probe into the incident.

The police has registered a murder and rape case and investigations are on.

Published by HT Syndication with permission from Hindustan Times.