JAIPUR: A 23-year-old rape survivor who was set ablaze by an unidentified person at her residence in Hanumangarh’s Dhan Mandi area on March 4, succumbed to injuries at Jaipur’s SMS Hospital on Saturday. None has been arrested so far.
She had sustained 90% burns in the attack and was shifted from Sriganganagar hospital to the Jaipur facility after her condition deteriorated, where she was put on life support. “Her condition was very critical and vital organs failed due to internal bleeding,” said a doctor.
The girl had filed a rape case against one Pradeep Bishnoi in 2018 in Hanumangarh. He was released on bail after spending six months in prison. He was detained on March 4 after the girl’s kin filed a police complaint alleging he was behind the attack.
CCTV footage, however, revealed that Bishnoi wasn’t the assailant caught on camera. “We are still questioning Bishnoi. His phone calls and locations for the past 10-15 days are being scrutinised for clues,” said a police officer.