A 24-year-old girl who had set herself on fireplace together with a person outdoors the Supreme Court right here died on Tuesday, police stated. The physique was handed over to her household after autopsy following which they cremated her on the Nigambodh Ghat right here, they stated.
The girl had suffered 85 per cent burns within the incident on August 16. The man, 27, had suffered 65 per cent burns and succumbed to accidents on Saturday. Both had been admitted to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, police stated. Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Deepak Yadav stated, “The girl succumbed to accidents through the course of therapy on Tuesday.” Following the incident, police had registered a case under Section 309 (attempt to commit suicide) of the Indian Penal Code. They suspected that the man had convinced the woman to take the extreme step.
Police said she was from Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur and was allegedly raped by Bahujan Samaj Party MP Atul Rai in 2019. The MP has been in judicial custody in the case for the last two years, police said.
According to police, before attempting suicide, the woman, together with her associate, had recorded a Facebook Live video in which she disclosed her identity and claimed that she had filed the rape case against Rai in 2019. She had alleged that some senior Uttar Pradesh police officers were supporting the accused.
Earlier, a senior police officer had said that the man and the woman took the extreme step as a court had issued a non-bailable warrant against them in a case of forgery for allegedly submitting wrong proof of age in the rape case. In her Facebook video, the woman had mentioned the warrant and that she had been summoned by the judge, police said.
According to police, in March, the woman had filed a plea in the Supreme Court, seeking transfer of her rape case from Allahabad to Delhi for a fair trial and claimed that she faced a threat to her life Later in August, a local court in Varanasi issued a non-bailable warrant against her in the forgery case based on a complaint filed by Rai”s brother, they stated. Following the suicide try, two Varanasi policemen together with Varanasi Cantt SHO Rakesh Singh and investigation officer Girija Shankar, probing the case of forgery towards the rape sufferer had been suspended and an inquiry was initiated into the matter, police had stated.
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