New Delhi: In yet another horrific incident, a rape victim from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Delhi on Tuesday, with her father alleging that she was set afire by an uncle of the accused and his friends who were pressuring her to reach a compromise. Also Read - Special Jute Coats, Bonfires: Here's How Uttar Pradesh is Making Sure Cows Stay Warm in Winter
Earlier, it was reported that the girl herself attempted self-immolation after she was allegedly pressurized to withdraw her complaint. Also Read - Punjab CM Had Several Chances to Stop Farm Bill But He Didn't Do So: Delhi CM Kejriwal
The case pertains to a complaint filed by the woman on August 15, wherein she was raped by a man who had come to her village to guard a mango orchard. The accused was arrested the same day and has been in prison, the police official said. However, the uncle of the accused and one of his friends were forcing the victim to reach a compromise. Also Read - Man Undergoes Lung Transplant in Delhi, First Such Surgery on Post-COVID Patient in North India
On Tuesday morning, the girl was burnt under suspicious circumstances and was referred to a hospital in Delhi where she died during treatment. In a written complaint, her father alleged that his daughter was set afire following which three persons were arrested and two policemen have also been suspended for alleged negligence in handling the case.
The SSP said he had suspended Sub Inspector Vinayakant Gautam and constable Vikrant Tomar for alleged negligence. He said Jahangirabad Police Station in-charge Vivek Sharma and Anoopshahar Police Officer Atul Kumar Choubey and Inspector Subhash Singh have been taken off active duty.