A Noida-based Muslim woman was allegedly raped and then set on fire by her former husband on Wednesday, three days after he had divorced her via triple talaq.
According to a report in the Hindustan Times, the victim, who hails from Dadri town, told the police that her former husband raped her and forced her into unnatural sex. Later, he poured kerosene on her and set her on fire.
The woman had been married to the accused since 2008. According to her father, the man and his family often demanded dowry and used to beat his daughter.
"Two months ago, her husband and her in-laws demanded money from her. They had also beaten her up, sent her back to her maternal house and kept the two children with them."
Even after being given triple talaq, the victim continued to live in the same house in a separate room with her children.
The police claimed that the accused had his parent's full support in the crime.
"Based on the victims' statement, we have registered a case under sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural sex), 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC against her ex-husband and booked her in-laws under Section 498a (relative of husband subjecting woman to cruelty) of the IPC," the police officer told HT.
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