Congress MPs stage walkout in protest against Unnao case

New Delhi: Congress MPs staged a walkout from Lok Sabha protesting against the Unnao incident where a rape survivor was set ablaze.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha earlier today, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said: “The Unnao victim has 95 per cent burns, what is going on in the country? On one hand there is a Lord Ram temple being built and on the other Sita Maiya (Goddess Sita) is being set ablaze. How are criminals feeling so emboldened?” The rape survivor, who is battling for life in New Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, had filed a case in March this year which is under trial at a local court in Unnao.

According to the police, on Thursday five men identified as Shubham, Shivam, Harishankar, Umesh and Ram Kishore, had allegedly thrown kerosene on the woman and set her ablaze when she was on her way to the court for a hearing in the rape case.