After struggling for hours, the rape victim from Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district has succumbed to the burns she got when she was set ablaze by five people in the wee hours. She died on Friday night.
The Unnao rape victim was taken to the Safdarjung Hospital after she was set on fire. One of the spokesperson of the hospital confirmed her death and said, “She [the Unnao rape victim] suffered a cardiac arrest at 11:10 pm and we tried to resuscitate her, but she could not survive and at 11:40 pm, she died.”
The 22 year old was admitted in a hospital in Lucknow with 90% burns but was later airlifted to Delhi hospital for her treatment.
Delhi: Visuals from outside Safdarjung Hospital where Unnao rape victim died due to a cardiac arrest, earlier tonight. She was set ablaze in Bihar area of Unnao on December 5 and was later airlifted to Delhi, to be admitted here at the hospital. pic.twitter.com/I2qMo5EGWm— ANI (@ANI) December 6, 2019
Two of the five men who set her on fire were the accused who raped her in December. The rape victim was on her way to a court in Rae Bareli for the hearing of the rape case when she was attacked outside Sindupur village.