A woman was set on fire in Unnao as she headed to court for a rape case hearing.
The 23-year-old woman is reported to have been attacked by a group of unidentified men who dragged her to a nearby bush before setting her ablaze.
Five people have so far been arrested in suspicion of the attack as investigations continue.
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The victim is reported to have been heading to a rape case involving her and the attackers may have been sent to prevent her.
Cases of rape are on the rise in India as many women are either raped or raped and killed at the same time.
A lawmaker was once accused of rape by a middle-aged girl who later suffered an accident, her aunt killed and lawyer injured.
In 2012, a young woman was gang-raped and killed inside a bus in Delhi and since then the cases have never ended.
It is estimated that approximately 92 women in India are raped every day.