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NCW sends team to Jaipur to probe death of woman after self-immolation

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The National Commission for Women on Monday sent a team to Jaipur to inquire into the death of a woman who immolated herself at a police station demanding arrest of her husband's relative for allegedly raping her.
The woman, aged around 36 years, had lodged an FIR with a police station on June 5, alleging that accused Ravindra Singh had raped her in 2015. The accused was not arrested and the woman was demanding his arrest.
The woman, along with her son, reached the police station on Sunday where she poured some inflammable liquid and set herself on fire near its main gate. She was admitted to the SMS hospital with nearly 60 per cent burn injuries. She later succumbed to the injuries.
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said she would send a team to inquire into the death of the woman.
The Rajasthan police said the rape case was being investigated, but there were "no adequate evidences" to arrest the accused.

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First Published: Jul 29 2019 | 4:25 PM IST

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