Unnao Rape-Murder: Priyanka Gandhi Meets Victim's Family, Akhilesh Yadav Sits On 'Dharna'

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After hours of fighting, the Unnao rape victim, who was set on fire by her alleged rapists, lost the battle of life on Friday night. The victim died of cardiac arrest at Delhi' Safdarjung Hospital at 11.40 pm.

Doctors at Safdarjung Hospital said that the victim had a heart attack at 11.10 am; all efforts were made to save her, but the victim died at 11.40 pm.

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After the death of the rape victim, Samajwadi Party chief and former Chief Minister of the state Akhilesh Yadav sat on a dharna outside the UP assembly and has strongly attacked Yogi Adityanath. He said that this is not the first such incident under this BJP government and CM Yogi is directly responsible for the death of the Unnao rape victim.

Meanwhile, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached Unnao rape victim's residence to meet the family. Hitting out at the Yogi government, she tweeted:

Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former UP CM Mayawati also attacked the Yogi Adityanath government, saying that "women are not safe under the current BJP government". She urged UP Governor Anandiben Patel to take cases of crimes against women in the state.

The Unnao rape victim was en route to Rae Bareli to attend a court hearing in the rape case filed by her when five people, along with the rape accused, set her on fire by sprinkling kerosene oil. 

The accused have been identified as Harishankar Trivedi, Ram Trivedi, Shivam Trivedi, Shubham Trivedi and Umesh Bajpai. The UP Government has said that the trial of the case will be fast-tracked.