Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav met the family of the Unnao victim on December 14. He said, "This family has lost their brave daughter. People in the government knew what had happened to her earlier, despite that this government could not save her." Yadav targeted the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party in state and said, "Crime is at a peak during the BJP government." Unnao rape victim was set ablaze en-route court on December 05. She was then transferred to Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital where she breathed her last battling severe burn injuries.