A young Uttar Pradesh woman set ablaze by men accusing of raping her suffered injuries so horrific that her brother, now distraught in bereavement, says there’s “nothing left to burn”.
So the family will bury her, he said Saturday in an inteview with India Today TV in Delhi.
The woman, 23, battled for her life for two days after five men — including two who she said had raped her last year — burned her alive on Thursday.
She was on her way to a court hearing at the time. The accused were out on bail.
Airlifted to Delhi for treatment, the woman breathed her last late last night.
Her father told India Today TV in Unnao that her killers should either hang, or suffer the same fate as the four young men in the Hyderabad gang rape case. (All four were killed Friday in what the local police said was an encounter.)
The Unnao victim’s brother echoed that sentiment: her killers, he said, shouldn’t be alive.
She had even told him she wanted to live to see them hang, he said.
He accused the state of failing her; their father said no senior ruling party leaders or government officials had paid the family a visit. (A sub-divisional magistrate later met them.)
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has promised hearings by a fast-track court.