Protesting against the Unnao rape case, a woman outside the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi attempted to set her 6-year-old girl on fire in opposition to the brutality inflicted upon the Unnao rape victim by the rape accused. The 23-year-old woman died on Friday night after hours of fighting at the Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.
Delhi: A woman protesting against Unnao rape case, threw petrol on her 6 year old daughter, outside Safadrjung hospital. The girl has been taken to emergency for the treatment, woman has been taken into custody by Police pic.twitter.com/IbCuQBIoeG
— ANI (@ANI) December 7, 2019
The girl was taken to an emergency ward for treatment while her mother, who tried to set her ablaze was taken into custody by Police.
Protests erupted outside the Safdarjung hospital after the Unnao rape survivor breathed her last yesterday following a fatal attack on her by the rape accused. On the early hours of Thursday, the 23-year-old rape victim was set on fire by pouring kerosene on her by five men, including the duo who are accused of raping her a year ago. The incident occurred at Sindupur village under the Bihar police station area on the wee hours of Thursday and has caused tension in the area.
She was earlier admitted to a Lucknow hospital on Thursday with 90 per cent burns and was later airlifted to Delhi for further treatment. However, the victim suffered a cardiac arrest at 11:10 pm on Friday night at the Safdarjung hospital and passed away at 11:40 pm, the Sardurjung Hospital spokesperson confirmed.
The victim was attacked on early hours of Thursday by the accused when she along with her family were on their way to a court in Rae Bareli to attend a hearing in the rape case. The five men also included the two who were accused of raping the woman in December.