UP CM Yogi Adithyanath assures Justice for Unnao Rape Victim says case will be taken to a fast track court

UP CM Yogi Adithyanath assures Justice for Unnao Rape Victim says case will be taken to a fast track court

Expressing grief over the death of the rape victim from Unnao who died on Friday night, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath assured that the case will be taken to a fast track court.

In a statement on Saturday, the UP CM called the Unnao rape victim's death was extremely saddening and unfortunate, adding that all the accused have been arrested by the police.

Yogi Adityanath assured that the government will take the case to a fast track court ensure strict punishment for the accused. The BJP leader also offered condolences for the deceased's family.

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, died on Friday night.

After battling for life for almost 40 hours, the woman died following a cardiac arrest at 11.40 pm, hospital sources 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.

She died on the day the four accused in the gang rape and murder case of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad were killed in an 'encounter' with the Telangana police, triggering a tsunami of reactions across the spectrum -- ranging from appreciation to condemnation.

The Unnao rape victim had suffered more than 90 per cent burns and was airlifted to Delhi after being shifted from a local hospital to Lucknow.

The Delhi Traffic Police had provided a "green corridor" for hindrance-free movement of the ambulance carrying her from the airport to the hospital.