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Punishment will be given, says Adityanath as Unnao rape victim’s death triggers furore

A 23-year-old woman from Unnao died Friday after she was allegedly set on fire by five men, including the two accused of raping her.

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Lucknow/ New Delhi: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday termed the death of Unnao gangrape victim “extremely sad” and conveyed his condolences to the aggrieved family.

“All the accused persons have been arrested. The case will be taken to a fast-track court, and punishment will be given,” he said in a statement issued here.

The rape victim who was airlifted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi after she was set ablaze allegedly by five persons, died on Friday night.

BSP supremo Mayawati Saturday asked the UP government to ensure “proper justice” to the family of Unnao rape victim who succumbed to severe burns in Delhi hospital.

The death of the 23-year-old woman is extremely painful and the BSP is with the victim’s family in this hour of grief, she said in a tweet in Hindi.

“UP government should take special initiative soon to provide proper justice to the victim’s family. This is the demand of justice and people,” she said.

In another tweet, she added, “To prevent such traumatic incidents all over the country, including in UP, state governments should create fear of law among people and in view of the incidents, the Centre should also make a law to ensure strict punishment by hanging to death within a stipulated time-frame.”

While Delhi Commission For Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Saturday demanded that the accused in the Unnao case be hanged within a month.

“I appeal to the UP government and the Centre to fast track this case and ensure that the perpetrators are hanged within a month,” said Maliwal, who begun an indefinite hunger strike on December 3 to press her demand that rapists be hanged within six months of their conviction.

Following the death of the Unnao rape victim, the DCW chief accused the government of being “deaf” and “insensitive” and not hearing the “screams” of rape victims, adding that she was “ashamed” of the country’s government.

Also read: Unnao woman set on fire knew accused, he had raped her on pretext of marriage, says family


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