Hathras gang rape survivor who was battling for life in Delhi hospital dies

Hathras gang rape survivor who was battling for life in Delhi hospital dies

The 19-year-old dalit gang rape victim from Hathras succumbed to injuries in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday morning. She was referred from Aligarh’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College to Delhi a day earlier.

Confirming this, the victim’s brother told TOI that they got the information about her death at 6am. “We want justice for her. The accused should not be spared. They must be hanged,” he said. The dalit girl was allegedly raped by four dominant caste men in her village on September 14. She was left paralysed with severe spinal cord injury which doctors earlier said could have been permanently damaged.

The girl was dragged by dupatta around her neck to a field where she was allegedly raped. She was picking up fodder when the suspects attacked her. Her spinal cord was damaged and her tongue, which apparently got caught between her teeth, was cut. The fact that she was allegedly raped only came out when she was able to give a statement to the police, a week into hospitalisation.

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