Guarantee the death penalty for those who set fire to the Unnao rape victim: DCW chief to UP CM

NEW DELHI: The president of the Delhi Women's Commission, Swati Maliwal, wrote to the chief minister on Thursday, asking him to ensure that the death penalty is granted within 30 days to those who set fire to a survivor of violation in the state.

He accused the Uttar Pradesh government of staying asleep despite several heinous crimes being committed in the state every day.

In the letter, Maliwal also demanded that the survivor, who has suffered 90 percent of burn injuries and is struggling for life, receive the best possible medical treatment.

A rape survivor was fighting for life with 90 percent burns on Thursday after five men, including two of the defendants, allegedly set her on fire as she headed to court, police said. One of the two men accused of raping her last year was granted bail 10 days ago. The other man had fled.

The five men involved in the attack on Thursday morning were arrested within hours while transporting the victim to a Delhi hospital.

The deterioration of the situation of women's security throughout the country, especially in Uttar Pradesh, is a cause of. It is shocking that six months after the case was reported, the defendant was able to leave on bail. The girl has suffered tremendously from raising her voice against a brutal crime inflicted on her, the DCW chief said in the letter.

He also cited a previous instance, also in Unnao, where he expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar raped a younger girl in a group for several days and then went to devastate the lives of her and her family for almost two years before he was finally arrested . after the intervention of the Supreme Court.

The clear inaction of his government (Adityanath) has ensured that there is no fear in the minds of criminals and that nobody fears any repercussion. In view of the serious circumstances prevailing, exemplary action is warranted from his high office immediately, Maliwal said. said.

The rape case must be expedited and daily hearings must be held. It must be ensured that the perpetrators receive the death penalty within 30 days from the day of the incident, he demanded.

The survivor must receive immediate compensation of at least 25 lakh rupees and all measures must be taken for the safety of her and her family. Today's rapist and attackers should not allow bail until the case is concluded, Maliwal said. said.

He also demanded that no defendant in rape cases be guaranteed on bail until the case is concluded.

The incident in Unnao occurred immediately after the case of a rape in a Hyderabad group in which the victim's body was set on fire, which caused outrage.