An Indian rape victim was set on fire on her way to the case hearing she filed against her attacker.
The 23 year old woman has filed a case against two men last March in Uttar Pradesh state.
She is now in a critical condition at a hospital where she is being treated for severe burns.
Five men including two of her alleged rapists have been arrested on suspicion of setting her on fire, police say.
The woman was on her way to a train station when a group of men assaulted her and dragged her to a nearby field, where they set her on fire, according to reports in local media.
Doctors treating her in the hospital in Lucknow city said she had received 90% burn injuries and that she would soon be flown in an air ambulance to the capital, Delhi, for better medical care.
The incident occurred in Unnao district, which was recently in the news over another rape case.
This latest incident has sparked widespread outrage in India, which is still reeling from a shocking murder and rape case that grabbed headlines just under a week ago.
A 27-year-old vet in the southern city of Hyderabad was raped and set on fire on 27 November. Protests were held across the country after the victim’s charred remains were found following her disappearance last week. (Source: BBC)