Lucknow: Taking note of a rape survivor from Unnao being allegedly set on fire by five men, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Thursday directed senior police and state administration officials to visit the spot and submit a report by the evening. The survivor sustained 90 per cent burn injuries and her condition is “very serious”, doctors attending to her said.
The chief minister told officials that the woman should be given the best possible treatment. He also asked police to ensure strict action against the guilty and ensure their conviction in court, officials said.
“The CM has directed the divisional commissioner and IG, Lucknow zone, to visit the spot and submit a report to him by the evening,” said Additional Chief Secretary, Information and Home Department, Awanish Awasthi.
The woman, who was raped in December last year, was on her way to a court in Rae Bareli when she was allegedly attacked by five men early Thursday.
It appears she was set afire after the men allegedly sprinkled an inflammable substance on her. Aflame, she ran for a while before eyewitnesses saw her and informed police, which sent her to the Community Health Centre from where she was sent to the district hospital before being referred to Lucknow, police said.
The five men have been arrested, out of whom, Shivam and Shubham Trivedi are accused in the case and are out on bail.
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