Rape Victim Set On Fire In UP Village Dies At Kanpur Hospital

KANPUR || A girl who was raped in Fatehpur a few days back and set ablaze by the assailants after that died at a Kanpur hospital, police said on Thursday. She was being treated for serious burn injuries and had gone into coma two days back. She died on Thursday morning.

Doctors treating her informed that the infection set in in the burn injuries could not be contained and her pulse, the heartbeat was erratic till the end. She had been put on a ventilator but could not be saved. Her lungs also caught the infection, leading to her untimely end.

She was rushed to the Hallet hospital in Kanpur with 90% burns.

Emergency Medical Officer Dr Vinay Kumar informed that the end came on Thursday morning. The girl had been raped by a neighbour in Fatehpur’s Hussainganj area on Friday night. On Saturday when she informed her family of the incident, they were taking her to the police station when the accused doused her with kerosene and set her on fire.


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