Rape in India: Woman recounts sister's painful ordeal

A woman who was burned alive by her rapists and a rape victim who set herself on fire to protest police inaction have shone a spotlight on Unnao in India and how rural parts of the country are affected by the rape of its women.

UNNAO (Uttar Pradesh) • In a sparse mud hut, a 24-year-old woman sits with her face covered, trying to rein in her emotions.

It is hard for her to recount the death of her 21-year-old sister, who was set on fire by her alleged rapists just a short distance from their house.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month

  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2020, with the headline 'Woman recounts sister's painful ordeal'. Subscribe