Hathras, Uttar Pradesh:
Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien, who was on his means right now to Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras the place a 20-year-old was gang raped and tortured about two weeks in the past, was pushed to the bottom in a confrontation with police when he and three different occasion leaders tried to enter the village the place the sufferer lived.
In a 32-second video, a person in a white shirt and a helmet might be seen grabbing TMC MP Pratima Mandal by the shoulders to forestall her from strolling to the village. Derek O’Brien rushes to rescue her and the person then pushes him to the bottom.
Earlier, TMC MPs Pratima Mandala and Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar and ex-MP Mamata Thakur could possibly be seen urging policemen with folded palms to allow them to enter the village. Derek O’Brien could possibly be heard telling the cops: “Let the ladies go not less than.” Nonetheless, their path was blocked by the policemen.
Whereas officers have denied the manhandling of MPs, the TMC leaders are holding a sit-in about 1 km from the sufferer’s dwelling. “The allegations are completely false. Girls constables requested them (TMC leaders) to return as nobody is allowed to enter the village. Once they tied to enter forcibly, ladies constables stopped them,” Hathras sub-divisional Justice of the Peace Prem Prakash Meena was quoted saying by news company ANI.
#WATCH: TMC delegation being roughed up by Uttar Pradesh Police at #Hathras border. The delegation, together with Derek O’Brien, was on the best way to fulfill the household of the sufferer of Hathras incident. pic.twitter.com/94QcSMiB2k
— ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2020
The 20-year-old who died on Tuesday had suffered a number of fractures, paralysis and extreme spinal harm when she was assaulted by 4 males of the so-called higher castes 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 lads have been attempting to strangle her. The brutality to the lady, who belonged to the Scheduled Castes, and the post-midnight funeral by the police has triggered a widespread outrage.
“A delegation of Trinamool MPs traveled about 200 km from Delhi, and has been stopped by UP Police from getting into Hathras,” the TMC mentioned earlier this afternoon, including they “have been touring individually to specific solidarity with the grieving household and convey their condolences”.
“We have been stopped by the UP Police after they have been simply 1.5 km from the sufferer’s dwelling,” the Trinamool Congress quoted one of many MPs as saying within the assertion.
Trinamool MPs proceed dharna 1km away from sufferer’s dwelling after being Mandhandled and roughed up by UP police. pic.twitter.com/x31IkiEran
— All India Trinamool Congress (@AITCofficial) October 2, 2020
The motion towards the TMC leaders comes a day after Congress leaders – Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra – have been briefly detained over violation of ban on giant gatherings amid the novel coronavirus outbreak after they have been marching to Hathras.
Yesterday, a case was filed against Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra beneath the Epidemic Act, hours after the transient detention. The 2 leaders had deliberate to fulfill the household of the 20-year-old girl.
Dramatic visuals on Thursday confirmed face-off between Mr Gandhi, 50, and the UP Police. He was also pushed and he fell to the ground through the tussle.
“This authorities has not allowed a father to carry out the final rites of his daughter. That is injustice and that is how the federal government behaves with the folks of Uttar Pradesh,” Priyanka Gandhi Vadra advised NDTV.
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