The 19-year-old young woman who was gang-raped by four men in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh four days passed away on Tuesday morning.
The girl who was gang-raped on September 14 was brought to the Aligarh hospital the next day.
She had injuries on the neck and was put on the ventilator, a JN Medical Hospital spokesman had said that day.
But her conditions failed to improve in the slightest. Two days ago, Hathras Superintendent of Police Vikrant Vir said that the four accused named in the rape case, which took place on September 14, have been arrested.
Giving details of the incident, the SP said that the woman had gone to the fields with her mother on that fateful day and had gone missing soon after.
She was later found brutally injured, with her tongue having a serious cut as she bit it while the accused attempted to strangulate her, he said.
The SP said initially they came to know that Sandip (20) had tried to kill her following which he was arrested the same day.
Later in her statement to the magistrate, the victim said that besides Sandip, Ramu, Lavkush and Ravi had raped her and when she resisted their attempts, they tried to strangulate her, leading to the cut in the tongue, the official said.
Later, Luvkush and Ramu were also arrested and the fourth accused was arrested on Saturday, the SP added.
Ironically this incident is reminiscent of the 2012 Nirbhaya rape case which had caused a nationwide fury. Celebrities as well as common people had taken to the streets and the guilty were finally brought to books this year.
Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the UP govt and police after reports of a forced and hurried cremation of the Hathras gangrape victim by the cops in the middle of the night.
Reacting to the reports that even family was not allowed at the cremation, both the leaders tweeted that denying family the right to cremate their daughter was height of inhumanity.
Priyanka Gandhi has demanded UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s resignation over worsening law and order in the state.
The 2017 annual crime report by was published on October 21 last year, after a delay of two years.
According to the report, 3,78,277 cases of crime against women were reported in the country, up from 3,59,849 in 2017. Uttar Pradesh topped the list with 59,445 cases, followed by Maharashtra (35,497) and West Bengal (30,394). The conviction rate in rape-related cases stood at 27.2% even though the rate of filing chargesheets was 85.3% in such cases.