UP rape victim, who was set ablaze by 5 men, dies in Delhi hospital

Unnao rape victim who was undergoing treatment at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital died late on Friday night.

According to news agency ANI, Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze in Unnao and airlifted to Safdarjung Hospital died at 11:40 pm on Friday.

ANI quoted Dr Shalabh Kumar, HOD (burns and plastic), Safdarjung Hospital as saying: 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.

 The 30-year-old woman was gangraped in December last year. She was set ablaze in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao district on Thursday allegedly by the same group of accused, who had attacked her last year. The two rape accused were released on bail just a few days ago.

The rape survivor was first rushed to a trauma centre in Lucknow with 95 per cent burns. On Late Thursday night, she was airlifted to New Delhi.

She was on ventilator support and undergoing treatment. She suffered cardiac arrest.

Published on: Dec 7, 2019 at 01:28 IST


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