Park Street rape survivor dies of encephalitis



The Park Street woman who survived rape inside a moving car in Kolkata three years ago died on Friday due to multiple organ failure after she was diagnosed with encephalitis, her counsel said.

"She was hospitalised a few days back where she was diagnosed with encephalitis. She suffered multiple organ failure and died today (Friday) morning," her counsel A. Guha Thakurta said.

Coming out of a night club in Park Street, the mother of two was allegedly raped at gun point inside a moving car in February 2012 and later thrown out.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had courted controversy after she dubbed the incident as "fabricated".

However, police subsequently cracked the case arresting those involved, although the prime accused continues to be missing and untraced yet.

She revealed her identity in 2013 and marched on streets of Kolkata to protest a series of rapes and murders in the state. - IANS