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Lucknow: The Unnao rape survivor who was set on fire by five men on Thursday morning has 90 percent burn injuries and her condition is “very serious”, doctors attending on her said.

The woman, who was raped in December last year, was on her way to a court in Rae Bareli when she was attacked early Thursday.

“The condition of the girl who was set on fire and bought here at 10 am is very serious. She has 90 percent burn injuries and we are taking utmost care. A team of doctors are observing her,” Dr Ashutosh Dubey, medical superintendent of the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Hospital, told reporters.

Asked about the possibility of shifting her to another hospital outside Lucknow, he said, “I can’t say about this. Our doctors are on the job.”

It appears she was set afire after the five men, who have been arrested, allegedly sprinkled an inflammable substance on her.

Aflame, she ran for a while before eyewitnesses saw her and informed police, which sent her to the Community Health Centre from where she was sent to the district hospital before being referred to Lucknow, police said.

The five men arrested on charges of the assault on her life while she was on her way to a court in Rae Bareli on Thursday are Harishankar Trivedi, Ram Kishore Trivedi, Umesh Bajpai, Shivam and Shubham Trivedi, Circle Officer Gaurav Tripathi said in Unnao.

Of the five, Shivam and Shubham Trivedi are accused in the case and are out on bail.
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