The day when the 4 rapists and murderers of Hyderabad veterinarian were encountered by the Hyderabad Police on the same day the Unnao rape victim died after 40 hours of her struggle for life.
The 23-year old girl was burnt alive on Thursday by five men including the two who were accused of raping her in December. In December the two accused, Shivam and Shubham abducted her and raped her. In a case filed in March by the victim, UP police said that she was raped between December 2018 to January 2019 by one of the accused on the pretext that he would marry her. The police had then arrested the accused Shivam and Shubham. However, it was 10 days before when the prime accused Shubham was released on bail.
After securing bail, Shubham started following her and threatening her. On Thursday, the victim, when she was on her way to Rae Bareli court, was abducted by the five men- Shivam, Shubham Trivedi, Harishankar Trivedi, Ram Kishore Trivedi and Umesh Bajpai. After abducting her these men thrashed her and then set her ablaze.
The survivor ran for about one km for help. She even called 112 from someone’s phone but by the time police reached the spot, she was severely burnt. With almost 90% burnt, she was admitted to local hospital from where she was airlifted to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital.
On Friday night, after battling for 40 hours, she gave up her fight. Before she died the girl said that she doesn’t want to die, she wants to see the accused men sentenced to death.
The body of the victim will be taken to her home for last rites in Uttar Pradesh. Since the news of her death spread there has been anger among the people. Many are demanding the accused to be dealt with same way as the Hyderabad police did. UP Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has expressed grief over the matter and has assured that the accused will be arrested and the matter will be taken to fast track court.