Unnao gang rape victim who suffered 90% burns dies at Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital

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Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze in Unnao and airlifted to Safdarjung Hospital died at 11:40 pm, according to sources.

Dr Shalabh Kumar, HOD of Safdarjung Hospital said, 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.

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The condition of the rape survivor from Unnao, who was airlifted from Lucknow to the national capital on Thursday and put on a ventilator is critical and there are minimal chances of her survival, doctors attending to her at Safdarjung Hospital had said

“The Unnao rape victim is in very serious condition. There are minimal chances of survival. Now, we have put her on a ventilator,” Sunil Gupta, Medical Superintendent of Safdarjung Hospital said.

“She has suffered 90% of burn injuries. We are putting all our efforts to improve her condition,” he added.

The 23-year-old survivor was airlifted from Lucknow’s SMC government hospital to Safdarjung Hospital.

The woman had filed a rape case in March this year, which is under trial at a local court in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao.

According to the police, five men had allegedly thrown kerosene on the woman and set her ablaze when she was on her way to a local court for the hearing of a rape case she had filed.

On Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had taken cognizance of the incident and said that the treatment of the victim will be carried out on government expenses and strict action will be taken against the accused.

According to the police, five miscreants allegedly threw kerosene on the woman and set her ablaze when she was on her way to a local court for the hearing of a rape case she had filed.

(With Agency Inputs)

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