Indian police said a man was burnt alive for trying to protect his daughter from sexual harassment.
Police Officer RA Pandey said that Narmada Sahu, 45, died at a hospital in Madhya Pradesh state late on Sunday.
The victim’s relatives alleged that his 16-year-old daughter was repeatedly harassed by a neighbor and that Sahu complained to police in August.
He said the neighbor urged Sahu to withdraw the complaint. Police suspect the neighbor barged into the victim’s house with two friends, poured kerosene on him and set him on fire.
“We have arrested the three attackers, lodged a criminal case and launched investigations,” Pandey said.
According to the German News Agency (DPA), 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.