The accused within the alleged gang rape and homicide of a 20-year-old Hathras girl have been mendacity and spreading rumours to save lots of themselves, the sufferer’s brother has stated, after the primary accused – in a letter to the Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday – alleged the lady’s household had killed her because it was against their “friendship”.
The sufferer’s brother has additionally refuted the Uttar Pradesh police’s declare that he had been in touch with the primary accused, Sandeep Thakur.
“They’re discovering methods to save lots of themselves and making an attempt to hawk lies and gasoline totally different rumours. We have now by no means been in touch with the accused,” he advised news company ANI.
“Present me the decision recordings. These are pretend and baseless information,” he advised NDTV.
Thakur, who’s in jail together with the three others, wrote the letter to the police in Hathras, claiming that he and the 20-year-old girl had been “pals”. “Aside from assembly, we used to talk on the telephone now and again,” he wrote in Hindi. The letter had the thumb impressions of all of the 4 accused.
“On the day of the incident, I had gone to satisfy her within the fields that day the place her mom and brothers had been additionally current. I returned house after being requested by her to take action. I then began feeding cattle,” he wrote, claiming innocence within the case that has triggered outrage throughout the nation.
“I later received to know from the villagers that her mom and brothers beat her up over our friendship, injuring her badly. I’ve by no means crushed her or carried out something incorrect along with her. Her mom and brothers falsely accused me and three others and despatched us to jail. We’re all harmless. Request you to please examine and get us justice,” he added.
The sufferer’s father has dismissed the allegation. “The accused are the accused. They’ll say something of their protection. There may be nothing we are able to say about that,” he was quoted by news company ANI as saying on Friday.
The Dalit girl, who was allegedly gang raped and brutally assaulted on September 14, died of her accidents two weeks later in a Delhi hospital. Her physique was taken to her native place, the place the UP Police and the administration performed her funeral within the useless of the night time, allegedly with out the household’s consent.
The incident has triggered an enormous political storm. A number of politicians, together with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, met with the household amid resistance from the native administration.
The opposition claims the Yogi Adityanath authorities is pressuring the household to guard the upper-caste accused.
With inputs from ANI