Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will go to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh immediately to satisfy the household of the 20-year-old lady who died after being gang-raped and tortured and whose dead-of-night cremation by the UP police has provoked nationwide outrage.
The girl died on Tuesday at a hospital in Delhi. She had suffered a number of fractures, paralysis and had been left struggling to breathe by a neck harm when she was assaulted by 4 higher caste males from her village on September 14. The police mentioned there was a gash in her tongue as a result of she had bitten it when the boys had been attempting to strangle her.
So as to add to the household’s ache, the UP police took away her physique, drove to her village in Hathras and cremated the physique forcibly, with the household locked of their dwelling. The girl’s dad and mom had begged to be allowed to take her physique again dwelling and carry out the final ceremony the next morning.
The girl was cremated at 2.30 am with only some policemen round and no member of the family. The UP police’s rush to cremate the physique was seen to be a determined try and cover-up what has been a string of lapses within the case.
The girl’s household alleged that the police had been sluggish to reply to their grievance and the administration had been negligent as a result of they belong to the Dalit or underprivileged castes.
The incident has drawn public anger and the UP authorities of Yogi Adityanath has come underneath assault from the opposition over current crimes towards ladies.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi mentioned: “All it is a shameful transfer of the UP authorities to suppress the Dalits and present them their “https://www.ndtv.com/”place”https://www.ndtv.com/” within the society. Our combat is towards this hateful considering.” Rahul Gandhi was an MP from Uttar Pradesh for 3 phrases till he misplaced in his household stronghold Amethi final yr.
His sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who has the duty of rebuilding the Congress in UP, mentioned Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had “no ethical proper” to proceed in workplace.