Indian woman who alleged gang rape dies after burn attack

Вторник, 10 Дек, 2019

The incident occurred in Unnao district, which was recently in the news over another rape case.

Still ablaze, she walked almost a kilometre seeking help before finally calling the police herself, according to Aaj Taj TV news channel.

An Indian woman who was set on fire on her way to testify against her alleged rapists has died of her injuries.

The police at first refused to file the complaint and shooed him away.

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. It was only after the father met the Superintendent of Police (SP) that the case was registered on 7 December. She had suffered 90 per cent burns.

After hearing screams of the girl, uncle of the victim rushed the spot and rescued her and informed the matter to police. The 23-year-old Unnao rape victim was burnt alive on Dec 05.

In another shocker from Uttar Pradesh'sUnnaodistrict, a woman has said that thepolicerefused to file her complaint of an attempt torapesince she "hadn't been raped yet".

On Thursday, December 5, the 23-year-old rape victim, was on her way to Raebareli court when five men, sprinkled an inflammable substance on her.

In a tweet in India's national language Hindi, Congress party politician Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said: I pray to God that Unnao gives courage to the victim's family in this hour of grief.

There have been five arrests in connection with the burn attack.

Victim's sister had earlier said that they won't cremate the body until CM Adityanath meets her family.

The recent series of attacks and killings have once again brought to the fore India's problem with sexual violence: more than 32,000 rape cases were reported in 2017, according to government figures, but the real figure is believed to be far higher.

The accused should be sent to the place where she has gone.

Samajwadi Party president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav sat on a dharna outside the Vidhan Bhavan in Lucknow, accusing the Yogi Adityanath government of failing to protect women in the state, and demanded that it be removed.

Meanwhile, Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said UP is "becoming the rape capital of the country", demanding strict action against the accused.