Unnao rape victim married accused in temple, claims her uncle; kin of man charged with setting her on fire demands CBI inquiry

  • A family member of the Unnao rape accused has demanded a CBI inquiry into the case for a fair investigation

  • According to ANI, the victim and rape accused, Shivam Trivedi, had signed a marriage agreement in January last year, however, the woman had alleged rape in December

  • The woman was set on fire by four men including the rape accused when she was on her way to the court outside her village in Bihar police area in Unnao

  • She sustained more than 90 percent injuries and later succumbed to her injuries at Safdarjang Hospital in New Delhi

Unnao: The family members of the accused, who allegedly set the Unnao rape victim on fire, have demanded an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the case.

"A CBI investigation is needed to bring the truth into fore," a family member said.

 Unnao rape victim married accused in temple, claims her uncle; kin of man charged with setting her on fire demands CBI inquiry

Family members and relatives carry the mortal remains of Unnao rape victim for burial under tight security at Unnao. PTI

Another person of the family said that they were ready to do whatever it takes for a fair investigation in the case.

On the other hand, the family of the victim demanded strict action against the accused of raping and setting ablaze the woman in Bihar police area of the district.

Speaking to ANI, the victim's uncle said that the woman was very beautiful and the accused used to tease her. "Later, they married in a temple and lived together for two months," he said.

The victim and rape accused, Shivam Trivedi, had signed a marriage agreement in January last year. The woman had alleged rape in December.

The woman was set on fire by four men including the rape accused when she was on her way to the court outside her village in Bihar police area in Unnao on Thursday morning.

She sustained more than 90 percent injuries and was rushed to a government hospital in the district, later to be shifted to a hospital in Lucknow. She succumbed to her injuries at Safdarjang Hospital in New Delhi.

Her last rites were performed by her family amidst heavy security on Sunday.

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Updated Date: Dec 08, 2019 23:41:19 IST