The Hush Post|13:00 pm|2-min-read
A 32-year-old man allegedly set afire a woman employee of Uttar Pradesh Tourism in her office on Friday evening, after she filed a sexual harassment complaint against him.
The woman sustained 65 per cent burns and is battling for life at a Civil hospital. However, the assailant, ward boy at KGMU Trauma Centre, also sustained 45 per cent burns in the incident.
The 45-year-old victim of Thakurganj is a class four employee in UP tourism department and a mother of five children. She got the job in 2012 on compassionate grounds after her husband’s death. Meanwhile, her eldest daughter is set to get married on March 5.
According to police, around 5.15pm, the attacker went to the room of UP Tourism office. Finding her alone, he poured an inflammable liquid on her and quickly set her on fire. Manju Mishra, another woman employee, saw the fire and ran out screaming for help. Other staff members rushed in and threw woollen clothes on both to douse the flames. Both were rushed to Civil hospital and called the police.
Avnishwar Chand Srivastava, Circle officer (Gomtinagar) said, the woman met him six months ago during the treatment of her son at Trauma Centre. Then, he started visiting her home and office. Last week only, she filed a complaint of sexual harassment against him.
Meanwhile, during the investigations, the assailant told police that he felt that the woman used him and emotionally blackmailed him and then dumped him. “When I confronted her, she filed a complaint against me.”
An FIR has been registered on the charges of causing grievous injury and attempt to murder on the complaint of the victim’s son.