A 24-year-old rape victim, who was assaulted and was set on fire by five men in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, died on Friday night.
According to a doctor at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, where she was undergoing treatment.
“She suffered a cardiac arrest at 11:10 pm, we tried to resuscitate her, but she did not survive,” according to a doctor of the hospital.
Officials at the hospital said doctors tried to resuscitate her for about 30 minutes, but she died at 11:40pm.
The woman was airlifted to the Capital and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital as she suffered 90% burns after Thursday’s assault. The five men who assaulted the rape survivor included Shivam Trivedi and Shubham Trivedi, the two accused in the gang rape case.
In her statement, the woman said the two men, accompanied by Hari Shankar Trivedi, Umesh Bajpai, and Ram Kishore Trivedi, approached her at Gaura crossing, pressured her to withdraw the case, and then, when she declined, set her ablaze.
The five men were remanded to 14-day judicial custody by a court on Friday.The Lucknow Divisional Commissioner has constituted a five-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate into the assault on the woman.