Lucknow: A 25-year-old man has been booked for setting fire to his Sister in law after a failed rape attempt. Police had registered a case against him on charges of attempt to murder his elder brother's wife.

This incident took place on June 11 but the case was registered after two months as the woman was unable to talk due to severe burnt injuries.

A woman with over 80 percent of burnt injuries has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bareilly.

The woman's brother told reporters," My sister is recovering and she had spoken to us on Saturday and narrated the incident."

In his written complaint to the Neuria Police , Woman's brother said that "Since her marriage in May 2016, my sister was apprehensive of her brother-in-law's intentions and when she informed her husband, he scolded her. with the support of his family members, her brother-in-law poured kerosene and set her on fire after a failed rape attempt."

Neuria police station SHO Birja Ram said the accused was booked under section 307 (attempt to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and would be arrested soon.

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