Unnao rape survivor who was set ablaze, dies

Delhi: Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze in Unnao and airlifted to Safdarjung Hospital yesterday, died at 11:40 pm, ANI reported.

“She suffered cardiac arrest at 11:10 pm and we tried to resuscitate her, but she could not survive and at 11:40 pm she died, “Dr Shalabh Kumar, HOD (burns and plastic), Safdarjung Hospital told Media.

She suffered 90 per cent burns after five men, including the rape accused, set her on fire yesterday.

The woman was on her way to the railway station to catch a train to Rae Bareli for a court hearing in the rape case. She was stopped by the accused. They first hit her with a stick and then attacked her with a knife. After that they poured petrol and set her on fire, the woman told police.

All the five men were arrested after the incident.

The woman was raped few months ago and had filed a complaint in March this year. The accused was arrested and later had been granted bail

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