Rape case: UP woman who immolated self outside Supreme Court dies after 8 days
NEW DELHI/LUCKNOW: The woman who had set herself on fire outside the Supreme Court last week, along with her male friend, died of her burn injuries on Tuesday. She was undergoing treatment at RML Hospital after suffering 65% burns. The male friend had died of burn injuries early on Saturday.
The woman, who had accused a BSP MP of rape, had been battling for life for the past eight days and was on ventilator support. Her condition deteriorated on Tuesday morning and she was declared dead around 11am.
Her body was handed over to her family and the last rites were performed at Nigambodh Ghat.
The woman'’s father had died many years ago and she has a brother, who studies in Class X.
The man who died earlier was her senior in college and a former associate of BSP MP Atul Rai.
The two, who were in their mid-20s, had set themselves on fire outside the Supreme Court on August 16 after pouring kerosene on themselves.
The police had rushed them to the hospital with 65-70% burns. They were declared unfit for making any statement.
The woman belonged to Ballia and the man to Ghazipur, both in UP.
They had accused UP police offi als, po iticians and judges of driving them to take the extreme step.
They had done a Facebook live of over 10 minutes, just before the in dent, in which the woman had accused Rai, MP from Ghosi, who is lodged in Naini jail, of harassing her and the man by implicating them in a false case after she had filed a case ag inst Rai for allegedly ra her.
What is the state of justice... a person has to die then only all the machinery will start moving......
Shame on part of both state and central go nments of Saffronized under Mr. Yogi and NAMO respectively where crime ag inst women become unending.
why not shaming BSP for giving ticket to a rapist ?
Why those women po itical leaders/social activists/film celebrities'/ press persons, who raised too much hue & cry from roof top for death of an elephant in Ker preferred not to condemn this in dent and to utter even a single word? Why no heated debates in ronic medias which were adopted, instead focusing their energies about what is happening in Afganistan?
India does not have a De acy with a to speak freely ag inst the BJP Go nment.
I belong to Lucknow and honestly speaking this is just a shame to the state.
BSP is solely responsible to nominate a criminal as LS candidate and it is more shocking that people ed him
Shame on our legal sy em which is blind and shame on our po itical sy em which is full of goons to harass only the weak.
It shows our supreme court has also died.
Get CBI involved immediately. Punish severely
CBI !what a joke Nothing will be done.
I may sound bitter but it is the truth.
Dirty and corrupt Indians. Each of us is responsible.
Very sad, day by day crime is increasing. Women feeling unsafe. Instead of addressing issues at home we more bothered what's happening across borders.
Count down to extinction
Pm modi talks a lot about this and that on 75 yrs of independence
I would say pls dont fix anything till 100 yrs but only fix judicial sy em of India so justice can be served in 15 days…remember, if people get justice - all problems will get automatically fixed
Well, population of india is very large, judiciary already has a lot of cases pending. It's not the fault of judiciary i guess, if the hurry too much then chances of wrong judgement is high. So i think more number of courts should be established in india because the capacity of judiciary is not enough to meet up the nation's requirement.
At this rate all courts should have an attached cemetery / burial ground it seems.. As far as the common man is concerned, it may be less painful to die rather than going to courts and await justice...
still court is not moving. Rape cases were supposed to be on fast track. corrupt people murdered these 2 innocent persons.
change all the po iticians of UP,and the situation will surely improve!
Its very sad and poor state of affairs on the part of administration and judiciary. Both have let down the people of the country.