The 23-year-old Unnao rape victim who was airlifted to Delhi and admitted to Safdarjung Hospital with 90 per cent burns after being set on fire has died, hospital sources said.
After battling for life for almost 40 hours, the woman died following a cardiac arrest at 11.40 pm on Friday night, they said.
Meanwhile, Brother of Unnao rape victim(who passed away during treatment in Delhi last night following a cardiac arrest)while speaking to ANI said : ” 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”.
“Despite our best efforts, she did not survive,” said Dr Shalab Kumar, Head of Burns and Plastic Surgery Department at the hospital.
“Her condition deteriorated towards the evening. She had a cardiac arrest around 11:10 pm. We tried to resuscitate her, but she passed away around 11:40 pm,” he said.
After her death, the victim’s body was transferred to the hospital’s forensic department where a post mortem examination will be conducted, following which her body will be handed over to her family. The post mortem reports will be given to the police, hospital sources said.
The woman was set afire by five men, including two of her alleged rapists, on Thursday morning when she was going to Rae Bareli to attend a court hearing in the rape case filed by her.