UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh compensation for Unnao rape victim’s kin
The 24-year-old rape victim was airlifted to the national capital and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital with 90% burns in Thursday’s assault. She died late on Friday night of cardiac arrest.Updated: Dec 07, 2019 20:30 IST
A day after the Unnao rape victim succumbed to her injuries at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced an ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh for her family, according to news agency PTI.
Additional Chief Secretary Awanish Awasthi told the media that other facilities too would be given to the family would be looked into at the local administrative level.
Senior UP minister Swami Prasad Maurya who had been sent to Unnao by the UP government to meet the bereaved family also made a similar announcement.
“The Chief Minister is very much with the family of the deceased in this hour of crisis. The culprits will be dealt with sternly and punished. A fast track court will be set up,” Maurya said. Besides Rs 25 lakh, the family will be given a government house, he said.
The 24-year-old rape victim was airlifted to the national capital and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital with 90% burns in Thursday’s assault. She died late on Friday night of cardiac arrest.
Before her death in her statement, the woman said the alleged rapists Shivam Trivedi and Shubham Trivedi accompanied by Hari Shankar Trivedi, Umesh Bajpai, and Ram Kishore Trivedi, accosted her at Gaura crossing, while she was on her way to a court for a hearing in the rape case and told her to withdraw the case. When she declined, they set her ablaze.
The five men were remanded to 14-day judicial custody by a court on Friday.
Earlier on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh ministers Swami Prasad Maurya, Kamal Rani Varun and local BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj met the victim’s family in Unnao.
The victim’s father has demanded exemplary punishment against the accused. “I will find solace only when the Unnao police shoot all the five who burnt my daughter,” said her father, who is a blacksmith by profession.
The 65-year-old man said his family was being constantly threatened by the accused and their associates but the police had failed to take any action despite being informed about the threats.