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Unnao rape survivor, who was set on fire, dies

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IMAGE: The Unnao rape victim was brought to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital for further treatment on Thursday. Photograph: PTI Photo

The rape victim from Unnao, airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi after she was set on fire allegedly by five persons, died on Friday night, hospital sources said.

“Despite our best efforts, she did not survive. Her condition deteriorated towards the evening. She had a cardiac arrest at around 11:10 pm. We tried to resuscitate her, but she passed away around 11:40 pm,” said Dr Shalab Kumar, Head of Burn and Plastic Surgery at the hospital.


The rape survivor suffered 90 per cent burns after five men, including two of the rape accused, allegedly set her on fire while she was on her way to court, police said.

One of the two men accused of raping her last year was granted bail 10 days ago.

The other man had been on the run.

All the five men involved in Thursday morning’s attack were arrested within hours and the victim airlifted in the evening from the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Hospital in Lucknow to Delhi.

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