Unnao rape survivor suffers 90% burns after being set on fire

The Unnao rape survivor, who was burnt alive by five men in Sindupur village in Unnao district on Thursday, told her family that she doesn’t want to die and wants to see the accused sentenced to death.

The 23-year-old woman, who is currently on ventilator and in extremely critical condition, was on her way to a court in Rae Bareli to attend a hearing in the rape case when she was attacked.

The five men also included the two who were accused of raping the woman in December.

The condition of Unnao rape survivor, who was airlifted and admitted to Safdarjung Hospital on Thursday evening, remains critical. Doctors said that she received 90 percent burn injuries on her body.

Burnt On Her Way To Court: 

The victim was on her way to a court in Rae Bareli when five men beat her up, stabbed her and then set her on fire on Thursday. The attackers poured kerosene oil over her and then set her ablaze. She ran for almost 1 km for help and to inform the police.

The five involved in the attack – Harishankar Trivedi, Ram Kishore Trivedi, Umesh Bajpai, Shivam and Shubham Trivedi – were arrested hours after the incident.

In her statement to the magistrate, the Unnao rape survivor alleged that Shivam and Shubham Trivedi had abducted and raped her in December 2018. She had filed a case against the duo in March this year. Shubham, who was in jail in connection with the rape case, was granted bail on November 30, 2019.

Immediately after securing bail, Shubham started following and threatening her. The victim and her family allegedly informed the police about the threats but the police turned a deaf ear.

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