December 6, 2019
In a shocking incident, a 23 year old woman from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh was burnt alive while she was on her way to the court for hearing in the rape case. The woman, who has suffered 90 percent burns, has been admitted to a nearby hospital where she is in a critical condition. The incident has sparked outrage across the country and the BJP led state government was heavily criticised by opposition parties.
Extremely shocked to hear that the girl who filed a rape complaint in #Unnao was set ablaze. The victim is battleing for her life. If the culprits were prosecuted in time this wouldn’t have happened. Home department of the central government should take immediate cognisance- Sharad Pawar, President, Nationalist Congress Party.
According to reports, the girl was screaming out for help when eye witnesses spotted her. She had ran for over a kilometre with her burns until she got help. All the five accused, including the two rape accused have been arrested. Hospital authorities said that they are doing their best to save her.
The rape survivor had filed a case against the main accused and his friend last March after she was raped and filmed by them. The main accused and the survivor were in a relationship and he gave her false promises of marriage. He later raped her along with his another friend. “In #Unnao rape victim burnt by accused out on bail. It caught attention because she was attacked, do we know what was happening in this case past 6 months? We need an online database of all rape cases, regularly updated with every follow up actions”, tweeted writer and speaker Sanjukta Basu.
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