gang-rape survivor who was stabbed and set ablaze on Thursday died at 11.40pm on Friday following cardiac arrest, a spokesperson for
Earlier, addressing mediapersons outside the hospital, her brother had said, “When I hugged my sister yesterday, she said just one thing to me: ‘Save me, I don’t want to die. But make sure they (the attackers) are not spared. They must hang.’ I assured her that no one will be spared.”
On Thursday, the 23-year-old Unnao woman was on her way to meet her lawyers in Rae Bareli when she was attacked by five men, including two who were accused of raping her in December. She was thrashed with sticks, repeatedly stabbed, set ablaze, and ran screaming for help in a ball of fire.
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By the time she was rescued, she had suffered 90% burns. After being shifted from Unnao to Kanpur to Lucknow, she was finally airlifted to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital for treatment.
Referring to the Hyderabad ‘encounter’, her brother said he hoped his sister gets ‘quick justice’. “What happened in Hyderabad was right. I also want immediate justice for my sister, and not have the case go on for two-three years and then see the attackers walking free,” he said.