Post-mortem completed, mortal remains of Unnao rape victim taken to her village

DN Bureau

The post-mortem of the Unnao rape victim took place at the Safdarjung Hospital here and the mortal remains are now being taken to her village in Unnao.

Mortal remains of Unnao rape victim taken to her village
Mortal remains of Unnao rape victim taken to her village

New Delhi: The post-mortem of the Unnao rape victim took place at the Safdarjung Hospital here and the mortal remains are now being taken to her village in Unnao.

Dr Sunil Gupta, Medical Superintendent, Safdarjung Hospital, earlier told ANI that the post-mortem will take place under the leadership of Dr MK Wahi, Head of Department of Forensic unit.

He also shared that the Uttar Pradesh Police and Delhi Police are completing their paperwork and they will not be part of the forensic procedure.

After battling for life at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital, the Unnao Rape victim who was set ablaze while on her way to a court hearing on Thursday morning, died at 11:40 pm on Friday.

Dr Shalab Kumar, HOD of burns and plastic department at the hospital told ANI: "It is very sad that the Unnao rape victim could not survive despite our best efforts. She suffered cardiac arrest at 11:10 pm and we tried to resuscitate her, but she could not survive."

On Thursday, the 23-year-old Unnao rape victim was airlifted from Lucknow's SMC government hospital to Safdarjung Hospital. According to the police, five miscreants allegedly threw 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.

Notably, the woman had filed a rape case in March this year, which is under a trial at a local court in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao. (ANI)

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