A woman was burnt alive after having been gang-raped allegedly by five persons in her house in Gunnaur area, near Sambhal, the police said on July 15.

The incident took place late on July 13 when the 30-year-old victim was alone in her house with her daughter, the police said, adding the five persons barged into her house and allegedly raped her.

The five later took her to a nearby hut and burnt her alive, said Gunnaur Circle Officer Aqil Ahmad, quoting from the complaint lodged by the victim’s husband.

He said an FIR has been registered in the case against five persons including Aram Singh, Mahaveer, Charan Singh, Gullu and Bhona.

The body of the victim has been sent for an autopsy and the police has launched manhunt to nab the accused, who are absconding.

The victim’s husband is a labourer and resides in Ghaziabad.

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