This Article is From Dec 07, 2019

Unnao Case Updates: UP To Fast Track Trial, Announces Rs 25 Lakh As Compensation To Family

Unnao case: The woman, who had suffered 90 per cent burns after she was set on fire on Thursday, died of a cardiac arrest at 11:40 pm on Friday night.

Unnao Case Updates: UP To Fast Track Trial, Announces Rs 25 Lakh As Compensation To Family

Unnao Case: The Unnao rape survivor was airlifted from Lucknow to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital.

New Delhi/Lucknow:

A 23-year-old woman, who was set on fire by men accused of raping her in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, died at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital on Friday night. The woman, who had suffered 90 per cent burns after she was set on fire on Thursday, died of a cardiac arrest at 11:40 pm, where she had been air-lifted from Lucknow's SMC government hospital on Thursday evening.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who has faced severe criticism over the incident, said that the case will be heard by a fast-track court. Yogi Adityanath said he is "extremely saddened to hear of the woman's death". "The case will be heard in a fast-track court and strictest of punishment will be given to the culprits," the Chief Minister said in a statement.

The police said that the five men identified as Shubham, Shivam, Harishankar, Umesh and Ram Kishore, had allegedly thrown kerosene on the woman and set her ablaze when she was on her way to a local court for the hearing of a rape case she had filed. 

The woman, in her burnt state, was conscious all the way to the hospital, where she gave a statement to the police identifying all five attackers. She told the police that she was thrashed and stabbed before being set on fire near her village by five men, including two she had accused of raping her and their fathers. She was on her way to a court hearing in her rape complaint when the men surrounded her near a railway station. 

Here are the updates of the Unnao case:

Dec 07, 2019 20:27 (IST)
UP To Fast Track Trial In Unnao Case, Gives Rs 25 Lakh To Victim's Family
The Uttar Pradesh government has announced Rs 25 lakh as compensation to the family of Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze and has also decided to set up a fast track court for a speedy trial in the case.

"Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to constitute a fast track court so that accused in the case are brought to justice at the earliest. The chief minister has decided to give Rs 25 lakh as compensation to the family of the deceased from the chief minister's fund. The cheque will reach the victim's family by today evening," Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Swami Prasad Maurya said.
Dec 07, 2019 19:26 (IST)
Unnao Rape Victim Died Of Extensive Burn Injuries: Autopsy Report
The autopsy report of the Unnao rape victim showed that she died of extensive burn injuries, a senior doctor at the Safdarjung hospital said on Saturday.
Dec 07, 2019 19:12 (IST)
"Why no stringent steps are being taken?" asks Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury
Asserting that time-bound action should be taken against those accused of violence against women, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday asked why stringent steps are not being taken to prevent such incidents from taking place.

"If people have any humanity, then they will feel sad about the Unnao incident. Despite having law and order, we are unable to find a solution to curb violence against women. Why are stringent steps not being taken to prevent such incidents from taking place in the country?" asked the Congress leader, reported news agency ANI.

"There are some flaws in the system that we are unable to impose strict laws in the country. Time-bound action should be taken against those accused of violence against women," Mr Chowdhury added.

His comments come after a 23-year-old rape victim, set ablaze by five men in Unnao district, succumbed to her injuries at Delhi's Safdurjung hospital on Friday.

Dec 07, 2019 16:57 (IST)
"Hope UP Government Hangs Our Daughter's Killers," Tweets Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday called the death of the rape victim from Unnao "shameful" for every Indian and said he hoped that the Uttar Pradesh government will hang the culprits "to set an example" for the society.

The rape victim, who was airlifted to a Delhi hospital after being set ablaze allegedly by five persons, including two men accused of raping her, died on Friday night.
Dec 07, 2019 16:43 (IST)

"Whatever investigation the victim's family wants, we will do it. Action will be taken against those named by the victim. No culprit will be spared. It is not a subject of politics," said Swami Prasad Maurya.
Dec 07, 2019 16:26 (IST)
All rapists should be hanged in public: Congress leader

Congress leader Ranjeet Ranjan said that "all the rapists should be hanged in public".

Speaking to news agency ANI, Mr Ranjan said: "The girl had already sustained 90 per cent of burn injuries. She was raped in December 2018, and an FIR was filed after three months. Since the last year, the victim was constantly being threatened by the family of the accused."

Mr Ranjan lashed out at the government for failing to take any action against the rape accused, stating that "nearly 90 rape cases have occurred in the last 11 months in Unnao".

"The victim, in her last breath, asked for justice. The question is, whether the government and administration will take any action in the next 48 hours," she said.
Dec 07, 2019 15:59 (IST)
Protest erupt as UP ministers visit woman's family

Massive protest have erupted in Unnao village after two UP ministers visited family of the woman. The ministers - Kamal Rani Varun and Swami Prasad Maurya - were asked to visit the family by Chief Minister Adityanath. 

"Why now?" shouted locals as the vehicles of the ministers slowly drove into the village; the policemen keeping the angry villagers away from the cars.

The Yogi Adityanath government has been slammed by opposition leaders including Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Bahujan Samaj Party's Mayawati.

Priyanka Gandhi visited the victim's family earlier today in Unnao and said she thinks "there is no place for women here".
Dec 07, 2019 14:59 (IST)
Dec 07, 2019 14:44 (IST)
Congress workers protest in Lucknow
Dec 07, 2019 14:07 (IST)
They Should Be Shot, Unnao Woman's Father On Men Who Set Her On Fire
The father of a 23-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao, who died at a hospital in Delhi during treatment for burn injuries she suffered after she was set on fire by men accused of raping her, has said he wants the accused to be "shot dead", referring to the killing of four rape accused by the police in Telangana on Friday." itemprop="description
Dec 07, 2019 14:04 (IST)
I am angry and shocked at the incident which embarrassed humanity. Another daughter succumbed to justice and security. In this hour of grief, I express my condolences to the suffering family: Rahul Gandhi

Dec 07, 2019 14:02 (IST)
I think there is no place safe for women in Uttar Pradesh: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Dec 07, 2019 13:34 (IST)
UP is becoming country's rape capital: Congress
"We demand strict action in the matter. The UP government has to wake up to realise that the state is becoming the rape capital of the country," Congress spokesperson Supriya Srimate said.
Dec 07, 2019 13:26 (IST)
Under current BJP government women are not safe: Mayawati
Since last few years and especially under current BJP government women are not safe. In UP not a single day goes by without a case of crime against women. Until state governments take time bound actions against criminal elements, these incidents will not stop said Mayawati
Dec 07, 2019 13:14 (IST)
Dec 07, 2019 12:25 (IST)
This is a black day: Akhilesh Yadav
Till the day UP Chief Minister, state Home Secretary and DGP don't resign, justice will not be done. Tomorrow we will conduct a shokh sabha in all districts of the state over Unnao rape case: Akhilesh Yadav
Dec 07, 2019 11:49 (IST)
Dec 07, 2019 11:34 (IST)
Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav in protest outside the Vidhan Sabha Bhawan in UP
Dec 07, 2019 11:06 (IST)
Dec 07, 2019 10:50 (IST)
I assure the family that we will not spare the culprits: Keshav Prasad Maurya, UP Deputy Chief Minister
Dec 07, 2019 10:48 (IST)
Dec 07, 2019 10:39 (IST)
What is the government doing to stop the atrocities on women daily in UP: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Keeping in mind the previous Unnao incident, why did the government not give immediate protection to the victim? What action was taken on the officer who refused to register his FIR? What is the government doing to stop the atrocities on women daily in UP?, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
Dec 07, 2019 10:17 (IST)
Police did not help us at all: Unnao woman's father
Dec 07, 2019 10:12 (IST)
Will appeal to hear the case on a day to day basis: Brajesh Pathak, Uttar Pradesh Justice Minister
Dec 07, 2019 10:06 (IST)
Case will be taken to fast-track court: Yogi Adityanath
Dec 07, 2019 10:01 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Police and Delhi Police are completing their paper work,they will not be part of the forensic procedure: Dr Sunil Gupta, Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital
Dec 07, 2019 09:58 (IST)
Post mortem will take place at 10 am today under the leadership of Dr MK Wahi, Head of Department of Forensic unit, Dr Sunil Gupta, Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital to news agency ANI
Dec 07, 2019 09:55 (IST)
This horror cannot be forgiven: Youth Congress
Dec 07, 2019 09:51 (IST)
BSP is with the victim's family in this hour of grief: Mayawati
UP Government should take special initiative soon to provide proper justice to the victim's family. The BSP is with the victim's family in this hour of grief, said Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati. 

"To prevent such traumatic incidents all over the country including UP, the state governments should create fear of law among the people and in view of such incidents, the Centre is also strict to hang the culprits within the stipulated time. Must make a law to punish," she added.  
Dec 07, 2019 09:38 (IST)
We could not save her: Brother of Unnao Woman seeks justice
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. My sister said, please save me, I want to see them dead. I assured her that we will save her but we couldn't. 
Dec 07, 2019 09:32 (IST)
5 Accused were taken to jail on Friday
Dec 07, 2019 09:22 (IST)
Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Swati Maliwal expressed sadness over the incident
"I appeal to the Uttar Pradesh govt and central govt that the rapists in this case (Unnao rape case) should be hanged within a month," Swati Maliwal said. 
Dec 07, 2019 09:08 (IST)
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chief at Safdarjung Hospital
National Commission for Women (NCW) Chief Rekha Sharma is at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi where the Unnao rape victim died due to a cardiac arrest on Friday night. Questioning the laxity in the security of the rape victim, Ms Sharma wrote a letter to UP DGP over the incident.