Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday rushed to Unnao to meet the family of the rape victim who succumbed to severe burns in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital. The Congress general secretary has left for Unnao to meet the family and extend condolences to them, Congress sources said. 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.
The family members have expressed deep sorrow that they could not save their daughter's life even though she wanted to live and see to it that the offenders get justice.
The victim's father was categorical in saying that he demands justice on the lines the Hyderabad case. "I want to see the accused persons being chased and shot dead," he said. "I do not want money or any other kind of help. I want to see that the accused are chased and shot dead like the Hyderabad encounter or hanged to death."
When asked if anyone had come forward to ensure them justice, he said neither any MLA nor official has tried to help them.
"The accused persons had used money power to deny justice to us. My case was not lodged and it was only after the court's directive that it was registered," he said.