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



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.


No improvement in Pranab Mukherjee’s condition, former president is on ventilator support




The condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee does not appear to be improving. Pranab Mukherjee is on ventilator support.

The hospital said, “There has been no change in the condition of former President Pranab Mukherjee since this morning. He is in an unconscious state and is currently on ventilator support. ”

At the same time, hospital officials have issued a statement after fake news came out on the social media platform about Mukherjee’s health condition.

The former president’s son Abhijeet Mukherjee refuted speculation about his father’s deteriorating health, saying his father was alive.

He tweeted, “My father Mr. Pranab Mukherjee is still alive and hemodynamically stable in his condition! The speculation and fake news being circulated on social media by reputed journalists clearly shows that media has become a factory of fake news in India. ”

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