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Unnao rape victim’s father demands Hyderabad-like ‘encounter’

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Unnao (UP): The father of Unnao rape victim on Saturday demanded a Hyderabad-like “encounter” for the perpetrators.

The woman, 23, who suffered 90 per cent burn injuries, died on Friday night in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital.

Talking to reporters here, the deceased’s father said: “I have only one demand… my daughter should get justice.”

He demanded a Hyderabad-like “encounter”, or death penalty for the accused.

He said that his daughter’s post-mortem will be conducted at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on Saturday. Following the autopsy, the body will be brought to Unnao.

She died at Safdarjung Hospital at 11.40 p.m. on Friday.

While confirming the victim’s death, Shalabh Kumar, department head at the Burns and Plastic Surgery department, Safdarjung Hospital, said: “The victim’s heart stopped functioning at around 11.10 p.m. on Friday. Despite all efforts by doctors, her condition didn’t improve and she died at 11.40 p.m.. She fought for life till her last breath.”

The victim, who had sustained 90 per cent burns, was conscious till 9 p.m.

The accused sprinkled an inflammable substance on the victim when she was on her way to Rae Bareli district on Thursday morning.

She was later brought to Lucknow civil hospital with 90 per cent burns and later on Friday evening, she was airlifted to Delhi for treatment at the Safdarjung Hospital, where she breathed her last.

Police have arrested five persons in connection with the case.

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UP Police to bid adieu to 303 bore rifles

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Lucknow: The 303 bore rifles will no more be used by policemen during duty after its last display at the Republic Day parade on January 26. Now the cops will be armed with Insas rifle during duty.

ADG (Logistics)has issued an order to this effect to all district police chiefs of UP on the direction of DGP OP Singh.

The UP Police had decided to phase out the .303 rifles a few weeks back. It was decided to give these rifles a farewell after its display at the Republic Day parade on January 26.

On January 26, the .303 bore rifles will be on display for the last time. The 303 bore rifles have been used by cops during duty for a long time.

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