Lucknow/Delhi: The Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze by five men on Thursday died at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on Friday. The woman was admitted to a Lucknow hospital on Thursday with 90 percent burns and was later airlifted to Delhi for further treatment. She died at 11:40 pm, the Safdurjung Hospital spokesperson confirmed.
“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 11:40pm she died,” Shalabh Kumar, HOD (burns and plastic), Safdarjung Hospital was quoted as saying by ANI.
The 23 year old woman was attacked outside the Sindupur village in Unnao district when she was on her way to a court in Rae Bareli to attend a hearing in the rape case. The five men, who burnt her on Thursday, also included the two who were accused of raping the woman in December.
On Thursday, the victim had given her statement to the magistrate. In her statement, the Unnao rape victim had named five persons who burnt her. The woman had said that she was beaten up by the five men who then stabbed her and burned her alive.
Ablaze, the Unnao rape victim had to run for over 1 Kilometre before she received help. Villagers in Sindupur, where she was burnt, told Aaj Tak that she walked up to a person who was working outside a house and sought help. The victim then herself called 112 and informed the police about the incident. The PRV and ambulance arrived only after the victim’s call. She was taken to a local hospital in Lucknow with 90 percent and was later shifted to Shyama Prasad Mukherjee (Civil) Hospital.
The family members are preparing for the funeral rites where they plan to bury the body.