Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that all the accused in the Unnao rape case and those who burnt her alive have been arrested and the case will be taken to a fast-track court.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday (December 7), expressed grief over the death of the Unnao rape victim.
The chief minister, in a press note, said that all the accused have been arrested and the case will be taken to a fast-track court.
After battling for life at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital, the Unnao Rape victim who was set ablaze while on her way to a court hearing on Thursday morning died at 11:40 pm on Friday (December 6).
On Thursday, the 23-year-old was airlifted from Lucknow's SMC government hospital to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
According to the police, five miscreants allegedly threw kerosene on the woman and set her ablaze when she was on her way to a local court for the hearing of a rape case she had filed in March.
Speaking to reporters, the brother of Unnao rape victim, asserted that the five accused deserve a death sentence.
"I have nothing really to say. My sister is no more with us, my only demand is that the five accused deserve death and nothing less," he said.
On Friday morning, The girl's family said they had received death threats and that the callers have also threatened that they will set their house and shop on fire.
The victim's uncle and aunt and some other relatives who received threat calls said that they are living in fear.
National Women Commission Chief Rekha Sharma had also questioned the laxity in the security of the rape victim and had written a letter to UP DGP over the incident. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal had also expressed sadness over the incident and questioned the government.
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Last Updated Dec 7, 2019, 10:58 AM IST