Rape survivor set ablaze on way to court, 'very serious'; five held

Updated: 06 December, 2019 08:59 IST | Agencies | Unnao (UP

The girl ran for a while after she was set on fire before eyewitnesses saw her and informed police

Police personnel investigate the site where the girl was allegedly set ablaze at Sindupur village in Unnao district, Thursday. Pic/PTI
Police personnel investigate the site where the girl was allegedly set ablaze at Sindupur village in Unnao district, Thursday. Pic/PTI

Unnao (UP): A rape survivor is battling for life with 90 per cent burns on Thursday after five men, including two of the accused who are out on bail, allegedly set her on fire while she was on her way to court, police said. All five men have been arrested.

The woman was raped in December last year and was on her way to Rae Bareli where the trial is going on when she was attacked and set ablaze. She is being treated in a Lucknow hospital and the doctors attending her said she is in a 'very serious' condition. "The condition of the girl is very serious. She has 90 per cent burn injuries," Medical Superintendent Dr Ashutosh Dubey said.

In a chilling recap of the incident, the woman said that she was going to Rae Bareli to pursue her case. When she reached the Gaura turn, near her home, Harishankar Trivedi, Ram Kishore Trivedi, Umesh Bajpai, Shivam Trivedi and Shubham Trivedi attacked her and set her afire.

She alleged that Shivam and Shubham Trivedi had abducted and raped her in December 2018. However, the FIR was registered in March. After she was set on fire, she ran for a while before eyewitnesses informed the police, which sent her to the Community Health Centre from where she was sent to the district hospital before being referred to Lucknow.

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First Published: 06 December, 2019 08:20 IST

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