Death of rape claims woman


AN AL­LEGED rape vic­tim in north­ern In­dia who was set on fire on her way to a court hear­ing in the case has died in a hos­pi­tal in New Delhi.

The woman was at­tacked in Ut­tar Pradesh, by a gang in­clud­ing two of the five men she had ac­cused of gang-rape last year who were on bail.

Five men were ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the fire at­tack.

The 23-year-old woman suf­fered ex­ten­sive in­juries and was air­lifted from Ut­tar Pradesh to Saf­dar­jung Hos­pi­tal in New Delhi, where she died of car­diac ar­rest. Politi­cians have crit­i­cised the way the woman was left with­out po­lice pro­tec­tion af­ter the men were bailed.

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