Amid outrage in the country over the brutalisation and gangrape of a young woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, another similar case has been reported from the state. A little more than 500 km from Hathras, a 22-year-old Dalit woman died after gangrape and severe beating last evening, when the attention of the country was focused on the events in Delhi as the police tried to take away the Hathras woman’s body from Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital.
The young woman in Balrampur had died while being taken to a hospital in Lucknow. Postmortem report has confirmed gangrape, sources said, adding that she had died of the multiple injuries she sustained. There are no details yet on the nature on the injuries.
The woman’s mother said she was abducted while on way to college for admission in the morning.
“The men had injected her with some substance due to which she lost consciousness. Then they raped her,” she said, weeping.
“When my child returned, she could barely stand or speak. They broke her back, they broke her limbs,” she said. “Somehow, crying, she said, ‘Save me, I do not want to die’,” the mother said.
After the rape, the assailants had put her on an e-rickshaw and sent her home, sources said.
The woman’s mother said soon after her return, her daughter complained of a burning pain in her stomach. “The doctor at the local hospital said her condition is serious and advised that she be taken to Lucknow. But she died when we were near Jaunpur,” she added.
Two people have been arrested in the case, the police said.