• The Unnao rape victim was set afire by five men, including her two alleged rapists, on Thursday morning when she was going to Rae Bareli to attend a court hearing in the rape case filed by her.
  • She had suffered more than 90 per cent burns and was airlifted to Delhi after being shifted from a local hospital to Lucknow.

LUCKNOW/UNNAO: The Unnao gang- Earlier, addressing mediapersons outside the hospital, her brother had said, “When I hugged my sister yesterday, she said just one thing to me: ‘Save me, I don’t want to die. But make sure they (the attackers) are not spared. They must hang.’ I assured her that no one will be spared.”

On Thursday, the 23-year-old Unnao woman was on her way to meet her lawyers in Rae Bareli when she was attacked by five men, including two who were accused of raping her in December. She was thrashed with sticks, repeatedly stabbed, set ablaze, and ran screaming for help in a ball of fire.

By the time she was rescued, she had suffered 90% burns. After being shifted from Unnao to Kanpur to Lucknow, she was finally airlifted to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital for treatment.
Referring to the Hyderabad ‘encounter’, her brother said he hoped his sister gets ‘quick justice’. “What happened in Hyderabad was right. I also want immediate justice for my sister, and not have the case go on for two-three years and then see the attackers walking free,” he said.


  1. If the Hyd police can configure an encounter why not UP police. Criminals get emboldened in India only because of loosely drafted CrPC and CPC. Killing them in encounter will surely provide instant justice which is right remedy to prevent such crimes in future

  2. Her attackers should not die a quick death by being shot. We are not barbarians but the perpetrators are worse than barbarians and should be put to death by inflicting torture on them inch by inch. But modern day law does not allow such punishment.


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