Makar did survive but the fire had taken a heavy toll on her body. She suffered 55% burns and one of her arms had to undergo amputation. 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 Ukrainian 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 and, initially, the police set them free. But – due to agitations, the two have been rearrested.
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