Pakistan police arrested after woman sets self on fire, makes deathbed rape accusation

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A senior Pakistani police officer says three police officers have been arrested after a woman set herself on fire and accused them on her deathbed of gang raping her.

Awais Malik says the 20-year-old married woman, who died of her burns on Tuesday, gave a statement accusing the officers of abducting and raping her six days ago near the central city of Multan. She set herself on fire Monday in public near a police station after reportedly becoming frustrated with her failure to lodge a formal complaint against the officers.

The officers were arrested Tuesday after the woman's death began receiving local news attention.