A woman threw suspected inflammable liquid on her six-year-old daughter outside Safdarjung Hospital on Saturday, 7 December as a form of protest against the Unnao rape case, ANI reported.
The minor has been taken for treatment and her mother was taken into police custody. The incident occurred nearly an hour after the Unnao gang rape-and-murder victim's body was taken to her village in Uttar Pradesh from Safdarjung after a post-mortem.
The woman reportedly came to media persons standing outside the hospital and started shouting "we want justice" and immediately poured what is suspected to be an inflammable substance on her minor daughter, sources told PTI.
According to a senior officer, the woman said she was traumatised by the recent Unnao rape-and-murder case and came to the Safdarjung Hospital after hearing about her death. The liquid has been sent for testing.
On Thursday, the rape victim from Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district was airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital after she was set on fire by five people. She died on Friday night.
(With inputs from ANI and PTI)