Mumbai: In another development in the Unnao rape survivor case, it is reported that the survivor claimed that she was beaten up before she was kidnapped. On the other hand, the survivor’s medical report reveals that she was not stabbed.
‘They surrounded me and first hit me on the leg with a stick and also stabbed me in the neck with a knife.
‘After that, they poured petrol on me and set me on fire,’ the woman told the police from her hospital bed in Unnao.
‘When I started shouting, a crowd collected and the police were called,’ she said.
Meanwhile, the survivor’s medical report shows that he has 90 per cent burn injuries and no other injuries. The development came to light a day later when the survivor was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi.
While on the other hand, the medical report states that the survivor was not stabbed, she has made some revelations in her statement to the magistrate.
In his statement, the survivor alleged that she was beaten up, stabbed in the neck and kidnapped by the accused. The family told the magistrate that the accused poured petrol on her and set her on fire.
The Uttar Pradesh government also said in a statement, “According to the medical report, the rape victim has not suffered any external or internal injury and has only evidence of a burn injury.” The clarification was given on Friday after some media reports claimed that the survivor was beaten to death by the accused.
The 23-year-old woman was set on fire in Unnao area of Bihar when she was going to a Rae Bareli court. The survivor was released by the five accused. After the incident, locals rushed to rescue the survivors and took him to Unnao Civil Hospital. On Thursday, the survivor was given initial treatment and in the evening he was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital for further treatment.