Woman set ablaze by four men for resisting rape

Hyderabad: A 23-year-old woman suffered burn injuries after four men allegedly set her on fire when she resisted their rape attempt in the Chilkalguda area here on Thursday, the police said.

The accused, called the woman on her mobile phone and asked her to come to a particular place.

After she reached the place, they allegedly attempted to rape her.

When she resisted, the four accused allegedly poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze, a police officer said, based on the statement given by the woman.

“We have recorded her statement and launched a hunt to nab the accused,” the police officer said, adding that further investigations are on.

The woman is being treated at a hospital.