The woman, from the Unnao district of northern Uttar Pradesh state, was on her way to board a train to attend a court hearing about her rape - which she reported to police in December 2018 - when she was attacked.
As said by the woman in her statement to the police she had been beaten brutally and was stabbed following which the men set her on fire near her village in Unnao.
The woman alleged that she has been visiting police station for over three months but officials at the police station are not paying heed to case.
"Chief Minister is saying there is no place for criminals in the state but what he has turned the state into, I think there is no place for women here", she added. Her death occurred on the same day as police in Hyderabad, India eliminated four men accused of brutally gang-raping and murdering a 26-year-old veterinarian last month.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi had attacked the Yogi Adityanath government over the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh after the death of the Unnao rape victim.
The victim was buried in a grave next to that of her grandparents. Her family has demanded that the perpetrators be "chased and killed" like in the Hyderabad incident even as the Opposition accused the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of failing to provide security to those brutalised by sexual violence.
The victim was air-lifted to Delhi from Lucknow and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital after she was set on fire allegedly by five persons, including rapists. She also demanded capital punishment for the accused. "There was no indication of the presence of any foreign body, poisoning or suffocation on the body of the woman during postmortem conducted this morning", the doctor said.
Having been subsequently jailed, the alleged rapist was released last week after securing bail.
"They come to my house everyday and threaten me with dire consequences if I file a complaint", the woman said. While the key accused surrendered himself to the police after the incident, police raided the homes of others as they fled the spot after setting her ablaze. The suspects were later shot and killed by police, allegedly for trying to escape.
"And that takes real change, it's not as easy as passing a legal amendment to increase sentencing".