New Delhi: A 19-year-old Dalit girl, who was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, succumbed at a hospital here on Tuesday, news agency ANI reported.
The girl was allegedly raped by four men in her village on September 14 when she went to a farm.
She was taken to a hospital in Aligarh the next day, and moved to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi for better medical facilities. The woman was in critical condition, and on ventilator.
According to police, the victim had gone to the fields with her mother on the fateful day and had gone missing soon after. She was later found brutally injured. The accused also attempted to strangulate her.
The police had later arrested the four accused. The police station in-charge in Hathras was removed and sent to police lines. The Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) was deployed at the house of the victim.
BSP president Mayawati had condemned the incident, saying no woman from any community is safe in UP and asked the state government to pay attention to it.