New Delhi: As the nation is still reeling under the shock of the brutal gangrape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad, another shocking incident came to the fore as a rape survivor was set on fire as she was on her way to a court in connection with the same case. The accused were the same men against whom she had filed a case of rape a few months ago. Three of the five accused have been arrested, police said. The incident occurred at Sindupur village under Bihar police station area.

The accused attempted to burn the woman by pouring kerosene over her as she was on her way to Rae Bareilly.

The incident took place on Thursday morning. The woman has been referred to a Lucknow hospital. She has suffered 80 per cent burns. In March, the woman had filed an FIR against two men from her parental village in Unnao bringing charges of raping her and also filming the act. According to reports, one of the accused was arrested by the UP police soon after the incident but managed to get a bail.