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Man burnt alive in India for protesting daughter’s harassment

New Delhi – An Indian man who tried to protect his daughter from sexual harassment and complained to authorities has been burnt alive, allegedly by the accused, police said Monday.


Narmada Sahu, 45, died at a hospital in Madhya Pradesh state late on Sunday, police officer RA Pandey said.
Sahu’s relatives have alleged that his 16-year-old daughter was routinely harassed by a neighbour and that Sahu complained to police in August.


The neighbour demanded Sahu withdraw the complaint and on Sunday he is suspected of barging into the victim’s house with two friends, pouring kerosene on him and setting him on fire.


“We have arrested the three attackers, lodged a criminal case and launched investigations,” Pandey said.


Sexual violence has been a focus of public attention in India since the gang-rape and murder of a student in New Delhi in 2012.


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