January 19, 2020 | 11:01 AM IST
Unnao rape

Unnao rape victim succumb to severe burns injuries at Safdarjung Hospital

The Unnao rape victim who set afire on Thursday morning died after battling for life for 40 hours on Friday night at 11.40 pm at Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. The victim suffered 90% burns and was admitted to SMC government hospital in Lucknow before being airlifted to Delhi for treatment. She passed away following a cardiac attack said the doctors.

Dr. Shalab Kumar, head of Burn and Plastic Surgery, confirming the report said that her condition deteriorated towards the evening. She suffered a cardiac arrest around 11.10 pm and though the doctors tried to resuscitate her, she passed away around 11.40 pm.

The 23-year-old woman was on her way to meet her lawyers in Rae Bareli when she was overpowered by five men. While some sources alleged that one of the prime accused and the victim got married last year against the wishes of their parents and later separated owing to the growing pressure.
Another version that came out said that the accused has promised to marry her and had some of her intimate pictures. The woman had lodged a complaint in early March this year.

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