23-year-old rape victim, who was set ablaze by five men in Unnao district , succumbed to her injuries late night at Delhi's Safdurjung hospital on Friday.
"She died at 11.40 pm. She suffered a cardiac arrest and doctor tried to resuscitate, but she could not survive," Dr Shalab Kumar, Head of Burns and Plastic Department, told ANI.
Protesters gathered outside the Safdarjung Hospital. While protesting against the Unnao rape case, a woman threw petrol on her 6-year-old daughter. The girl has been taken to emergency for the treatment, while the woman has been taken into custody by the police, reported ANI.
The Unnao victim was allegedly set ablaze while she was on her way to catch an early morning train to Rae Bareli for a court hearing in the rape case which she had filed in March earlier this year.
The five accused identified as Shubham, Shivam, Harishankar, Umesh and Ram Kishore attacked her near a village intersection and set her ablaze after pouring kerosene on her. She suffered 90 per cent burns and was later airlifted to Delhi's Safdurjung hospital for treatment where succumbed to her injuries 11.40 pm.
The brother of Unnao rape victim said that the family will bury the remains as there is nothing left to burn. He asserted that the five accused deserve a death sentence.
"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," he told ANI.
The rape victim's father said that he wants to see the accused chased and shot dead like the Hyderabad encounter or hanged to death.
(With Inputs from Agencies)