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Hathrus Rerun: 22-year-old Dalit woman drugged, gang-raped in UP’s Balrampur, dies

The woman died on her way to the hospital in Lukcnow.

Days after horrific gangraped of a Dalit woman in Hathras that shocked the nation’s conscience, another similar case has been reported from Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh. A 22-year-old Dalit woman succumbed to her injuries after she was gangraped and severely beaten by two men on Wednesday evening.

The woman died on her way to the hospital in Lukcnow. According to reports, postmortem reports also confirmed that she was gangraped. However, the nature of her injuries are not yet know. The police has arrested two men in connection with the case.

The incident is happened in the Gaisari area of the district. Balrampur Superintendent of Police Dev Ranjan Verma said the Dalit woman, working in a private firm, failed to return to home in time on Tuesday evening, prompting her parents to start looking for her.

The woman’s parents said that she did not answer calls on her mobile phone, triggering panic among family members.

The Dalit woman, however, returned home shortly later in an auto-rickshaw with an Intravenous (IV) cannulation, medically known as Vigo and used for administering injection, glucose or other fluids in the body, inserted in her hand, the police said, quoting her parents.

The girl looked dazedly and in a serious condition, prompting her parents to rush her to a nearby hospital, but she died on the way, said the SP.

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