NEW DELHI: In a bizarre incident, a woman protesting against Unnao rape case in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh poured petrol on her six-year-old daughter.
The woman in question was protesting outside Safdurjung hospital when she suddenly lost her cool and bathed her daughter with petrol.
The police on duty hurriedly took the woman under custody while the daughter was admitted to emergency ward of the hospital.
The protests erupted outside the hospital soon after news spread that Unnao rape victim had succumbed to burn injuries.
The rape victim was going to consult her lawyers in connection with the case when the accused persons doused her with petrol and set her on fire on Thursday.
She suffered serious burnt injuries in the incident and admitted to a hospital in Lucknow.
As her condition deteriorated, she was airlifted from the local hospital to Safdurjung hospital in Delhi the same evening but she finally succumbed to injuries on Friday night after battling for life for two days.