Unnao rape survivor set on fire, critical

Unnao rape survivor set on fire

The Hush Post| 11:30 am|one-minute-read|

A rape survivor of Unnao in Uttar Pradesh was set on fire by the rape perpetrators. The woman has suffered 60-70 per cent burn injuries.

The 23-year-old woman had filed a rape case against two men known to her in March this year.

The victim’s condition remains critical. She was headed to a local court for hearing in the rape case when the incident took place. Three men, including one of the rape-accused, have been arrested.  She has now been rushed to a specialised hospital in Lucknow for further treatment.

“We got the information in the morning. The woman gave the names of the accused. We have formed teams to arrest the accused. Three men have already been arrested. We are on a lookout for another two men,” said Vikrant Vir, a senior police official in Unnao.

Former MLA Kuldeep Sengar too is accused in a different rape case in Unnao itself

In March, the woman had filed an FIR against two men from her paternal village in Unnao, accusing them of raping her and also filming the act.

The FIR was filed in the neighbouring Rae Bareli district reportedly after the intervention of a local court.

One of the accused was later arrested by the UP Police. However, he had then managed to get bail. The other accused, who was arrested today for committing the crime, was absconding. Cops claim they have attached his property and issued a lookout notices against him.

“Our first priority is to save the woman. The criminal justice system has three-four compartments but we do not work like that. I do not want to blame anyone. The fact is that we did arrest one of the accused. I will get more facts on the case but I am sure that the local police would have opposed the bail application of the rape-accused,” UP Director General of Police OP Singh reportedly said.


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