UP govt responsible for Unnao victim's death: Priyanka Gandhi
Ahead of the death of Unnao rape victim who suffered 90 pc burns, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi blamed the Uttar Pradesh government for the incident.
Lucknow: Ahead of the death of Unnao rape victim who suffered 90 pc burns, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi blamed the Uttar Pradesh government for the incident.
She questioned the government over not giving security to the victim keeping in mind a similar incident that took place earlier in the same district.
In a tweet, she said: "Why the victim of Unnao gangrape case was not given security keeping in mind an earlier incident of Unnao? What action has been taken on the police official who refused to register an FIR? What steps are being taken by the government to stop crime against the women, which take place on a daily basis?"
She was referring to another such alleged attack in the district in July when the car in which a woman, who had accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar of raping her, was hit by a truck.
In another tweet Priyanka Gandhi said: "I pray to God to give courage to the family members of Unnao victim."
The Congress general secretary also went on to say that it is everyone's collective failure as a society that the victim was not able to get justice.
"At the social level, we all are guilty, but at the same time, this also points out to the hollow law and order mechanism in UP," she tweeted.
The Unnao rape victim was raped and set ablaze by five who was airlifetd to Delhi and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital. The 23 year old died on Friday night.