Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has 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.
Keshav Prasad Maurya,UP Deputy Chief Minister in his reaction told ANI : “This is an extremely unfortunate incident, I can’t even imagine what the family of the victim is going through. I assure them that we will not spare the culprits, will get them punished at the earliest”.
The rape victim, airlifted to the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi after she was set ablaze allegedly by five persons, died on Friday night.
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while reacting to the incident said : “This is an extremely condemnable incident. This is a black day. It is not the first such incident under this BJP Govt. CM had said in this very assembly, ‘apradhiyon ko thok diya jayega’, they could not save the life of a daughter”.
Meanwhile after the Unnao rape victim succumbed to burn injuries on Friday, Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said that the rapists should be hanged within a month.
“I appeal to the Uttar Pradesh government and the Central government that the rapists in this case should be hanged within a month,” Maliwal said . Maliwal is currently on a hunger strike protesting against rape incidents in the country.