At a time when the outrage over the gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit girl and subsequent death is intensifying in the country, another 22-year-old Dalit woman died while being taken to a hospital after she was allegedly raped by two men. The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district.
According to Balrampur superintendent of police Dev Ranjan Verma, the heinous crime took place in the Gaisari area of the district.
Woman returned home with a vigo inserted in hand
Notably, the 22-year-old woman was working in a private firm and failed to return home on Tuesday evening. It prompted her parents to start looking for her as she did not respond to calls on her mobile phone.
However, the women returned home after some time in an autorickshaw with an intravascular cannula inserted in her hand.
Police officials said intravascular cannula, also known as vigo, is normally used for giving injections, glucose or other fluids in the body.
Victim succumbed to injuries on way to hospital
The SP said that even as her parents rushed her to a nearby hospital, she succumbed to her injuries on the way. The victim’s parents have alleged that their daughter was gang-raped, the senior cop said late on Wednesday night.
Acting on the parents’ complaint, police have identified and arrested two accused in the case.
SP launches attack on UP govt
Reacting to the incident, Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav has called for immediate action. “After Hathras, now a daughter was harassed and gang-raped in Balrampur. The victim died in serious condition. Condolences! The BJP government should commit no laxity in this case as was done in Hathras and arrest the accused immediately #Balrampur… #NoMoreBJP,” Yadav said in a tweet.
हाथरस के बाद अब बलरामपुर में भी एक बेटी के साथ सामूहिक बलात्कार और उत्पीड़न का घृणित अपराध हुआ है व घायलावस्था में पीड़िता की मृत्यु हो गयी है. श्रद्धांजलि!
— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) September 30, 2020
Notably, the Uttar Pradesh government is facing a lot of flak from the Opposition as well as citizens over the rising cases of crime against women.
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