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UP: Man who allegedly raped, set on fire college student arrested

UP: Man who allegedly raped, set on fire college student arrested
Etawah:  Police have arrested the man accused of raping and setting on fire a college student he knew in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah district. The 21-year-old student suffered severe burn injuries and is battling for life in a hospital.

According to the police, the accused had invited the 21-year-old girl to his home on Tuesday night, where he allegedly raped her. When she resisted, he allegedly poured kerosene on her and set her ablaze.

The girl's siblings say that she was in love with the accused. "He called her; she went because she trusted him... She came back running and was on fire," the student's sister said.

The girl, in her statement, had named the accused. The police has also registered a case against the boy's relatives.

The incident is one among a string of rape cases reported in the state in the last few days in which the police had come under fire for delayed action and negligence. While today's arrest came three days after the brutal attack, police are yet to nab the culprits in the other cases.

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