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Friday, December 06, 2019

Another rape victim burnt alive in UP

By on Friday, December 06, 2019

Uma Shankar; Unnao
It’s a sensational, but true.  An incident of brutality with the rape victim of her burnt alive happened on Thursday morning when she was going to appear before the district court for hearing in Unnao, 50 kilometer away from state capital of Uttar Pradesh.
This 23 years old women, as she exit from her village, faced 5 men were waylaid, who stopped her, poured kerosene and set her on fire. She kept on screaming for help walking upto about 500 meter from the spot, according to eyewitness, who saw this crime scene, called police by dialing emergency 112.
Her condition is said to be serious after suffering of 90% burning, first she was rushed to a specialized treatment hospital in Lucknow later she was referred to Safdarjung hospital New Delhi by air-lift.
The victim woman had filed an FIR against two men, who are the resident of her paternal home in Unnao, accusing them of raping her and making a porn-film. The police had lodged the FIR in the adjoining district Raibarelly after the intervention of a local court in March this year.
“The earlier lodged FIR says that one of the two accused was in an illicit relationship with her during 2018 and was exploiting her physically assuring her a marriage proposal. Later he refused to get married and raped her with another friend,” told a senior police officer after this brutal incident.
"One of the accused was sent to jail. He was released on bail on November 30. The two men set the 23-year-old afire to take revenge," he added. The police claim to catch the other accused, who had been on the run, they had seized his property and put out lookout notices against him.
Amid attacks by the opposition parties over the incident, the state government has told the police to ensure "maximum punishment" for the accused. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also sought a report from the state police and has promised to fund the woman's treatment.
The government is affirmative to take a preventive measure over such incidents by the needful revision of IPC and CrPC.