Guwahati News Desk: A 21-year-old student of a degree college, after a month-long battle in a Lucknow hospital succumbed to severe burns on Tuesday.
The student was allegedly raped and set afire in Shahjahanpur district on February 22 and had sustained over 60 per cent burn injuries above the waist.
The girl in her ‘dying declaration’, had named her friend’s brother-in-law Manish and an unidentified person.
However, during the questioning of the accused, the name of Subhash, a friend’s cousin, had also come to light.
All four persons are in jail currently.
Shahjahanpur police have invoked IPC sections 376-D (gang-rape), 511 (attempting to commit an offence punishable with imprisonment for life), 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence), 307 (attempt to murder) and 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt with a weapon or means) against the accused.
More sections are likely to be added after the death.
S. Anand Shahjahanpur’s Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) said, “We had ensured the best possible treatment for the victim. We are yet to receive her autopsy report. We have arrested the accused after taking her dying declaration into consideration. We will soon file our investigation report in the court and ensure speedy trial in her case.”