15-yr-old who fought off 6 men trying to rape her, was set on fire

19 November 2014, Barreilly U.P.

Six men broke into the house of a 15-year-old when she was home alone, and attempted to rape her. As she fought them and raised an alarm, they set her on fire and fled, bolting the door from outside. The girl is in a critical condition in hospital.


17-year-old #girl #burnt alive in her house for resisting #rape – via #Times of India

3 October 2014, Patna

A man from the neighborhood who had been sexually harassing a 17 year old girl, broke into her house and attempted to rape her. When she tried to scream for help he set her on fire and escaped. She later succumbed to 90% burns.


Woman tied to tree and set ablaze for dowry – via Times of India on Mobile

25 August 2014

35-year-old Tabassum died after she was tied to a tree and set on fire by her husband and in-laws because they wanted more dowry. She had been married for 7 years and had two children. Demands for more and more dowry wealth continues for years after marriage, and women are often tortured and killed when they stop giving in to those demands.


16-yr-old #Girl Doused With Kerosene and Set on Fire By Neighbors in #Gujurat

June 18, 2014, Ahmedabad, Gujurat

A 16-year-old Dalit girl was doused with kerosene and set on fire by her neighbors at Sayla village in Surendranagar district of Gujarat.  It is reported that the neighbors had complained about an overflowing sewage line they wanted the girl’s family to repair, and had threatened to kill them if they did not repair the pipe.


Woman Tortured and Burnt to Death for Dowry

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, August 10, 2012

A 21-year-old woman, who had been tortured for dowry for three years by her husband and mother-in-law, was assaulted,  doused with kerosene  and set ablaze by her husband and mother-in-law,  and later died of her injuries at a hospital on Wednesday night.  Before her death she gave a full statement to the police.  Report here.

Set on Fire For Giving Birth To A Girl

Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, 14 September 2011.

Meetu, a 28-year-old woman was, set on fire and killed by her husband and in-laws for giving birth to a girl and not fulfilling their demands for dowry.  Read the report here.

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