18-year old Oksana Makar of Ukraine was gang raped by three men in their early 20s in southern Ukrainian city of Mykolayiv. Drugs have made serious inroads into this industrial city and such crimes could be by drug addicts.
After the inhuman attack, the rapists strangled her, set her on fire and left her for dead in a field.
She lay in the open field in freezing cold conditions for nearly 10-hours before a passer-by noticed her and arranged for her removal to a hospital.
However, Oksana Makar survived but the fire had taken a heavy toll of her body. She suffered 55% burns and one of her arms had to be amputed. She struggled in a specialist hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk for three weeks before breathing her last.
Femen activists had staged a topless protest in the office of Ukrinian general prosecutor of Kiev to express their anguish at police inaction.
The President and Prime Minister of Ukraine have sent their condolences to her family and have also promised to ensure that the rapists are punished. Two of the rapists are reported to be sons of influential persons.