A 20-year-old lady, who died on Tuesday in Delhi two weeks after she was gang-raped and tortured in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, was cremated by policemen final night time, allegedly as her household was locked up of their dwelling. A disturbing sequence of occasions captured in late night time visuals present the household arguing with cops, kinfolk throwing themselves on the hood of the ambulance carrying the physique and the lady’s mom weeping helplessly after the cremation.
The girl died at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. She had suffered a number of fractures, paralysis and a deep gash in her tongue within the assault that drew parallels to the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape. The dying led to very large protests exterior the hospital with the protesters chanting “grasp the rapists”. The girl’s brothers complained that her physique was taken away by the police with out their information.
As her father and brothers sat on protest, they have been taken away by the cops in a black Scorpio with UP plates.
Her physique was taken to her village in Hathras, about 200 km from Delhi, after midnight. As her household and villagers suspected the UP police needed to finish the final rites proper then in the midst of the night time, they insisted that this was “towards their traditions”; the lady’s father pleaded with the police handy over the physique for cremation within the morning.
The police automobile was stopped at a number of factors earlier than the cops allegedly pushed the protesters away and took the physique to the funeral floor, in response to the locals.
A human chain was fashioned by the Hathras Police, apparently to maintain reporters away, stated the locals. Solely cops have been current on the web site, it has been alleged. Even the lady’s household couldn’t see her one final time.
Appeals have been additionally made to District Justice of the Peace Praveen Kumar Laxkar to take her physique to her dwelling for final rites after dawn.
Ultimately at 2:30 AM, whereas many of the members stayed dwelling, the automobile was paced as much as go to the funeral floor the place lady’s physique was cremated.
All 4 attackers, higher caste males from the lady’s village, are in jail. They’ll now even be charged with homicide.
he UP police is below scrutiny over alleged lapses all through the case. They initially registered an tried homicide case however added rape prices solely after the lady’s formal assertion. Yesterday, a senior officer stated rape had not been confirmed they usually have been ready for a forensic report.
The UP Police has denied the household’s allegation of sluggish response