Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav sat on a 'dharna' outside the Vidhan Bhavan on Saturday, after the death of the Unnao rape survivor in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. Accompanied by senior party leaders, Yadav squatted before the main entrance of the Vidhan Sabha to protest the Unnao incident. Condemning the incident, Yadav said that this is a ‘black day’.
“This is an extremely condemnable incident. This is a black day. It is not the first such incident under this BJP Govt. CM had said in this very assembly, 'apradhiyon ko thok diya jayega', they could not save the life of a daughter,” he told reporters.
Akhilesh Yadav,Samajwadi Party: Till the day Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, state Home Secretary and DGP don't resign, justice will not be done. Tomorrow we will conduct a shokh sabha in all districts of the state over Unnao rape case. https://t.co/Fzs93kW08W pic.twitter.com/HZkGIDCVLn— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 7, 2019
“Till the day Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, state Home Secretary and DGP don't resign, justice will not be done. Tomorrow we will conduct a shokh sabha in all districts of the state over Unnao rape case,” he added.
Meanwhile, the body of the Unnao rape victim is being taken to her village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh by road, the family said Saturday. An ambulance carrying the body left Safdurjung Hospital in Delhi a short while ago.
Earlier today, Ghaziabad Additional District Magistrate Shailendra Kumar Singh had said the administration was ready to airlift or take the body by road to her village.
The 23-year-old rape victim was set ablaze by five people, including two who are accused of raping her, on Thursday morning. She had suffered 90 per cent burns and was airlifted to Safdarjung Hospital where she lost the battle for her life late Friday night.