19-year-old gang-raped in Hathras dies in Delhi hospital

Четверг, 01 Окт, 2020

Four men have been arrested and booked for rape and murder and an investigation is underway, according to the police in Hathras. The Uttar Pradesh Police took the victim's body and her family members back to the state from the hospital on Tuesday night.

A teenage woman from India's lowest caste died in hospital on Tuesday, weeks after four high-caste men allegedly raped her. They initially registered an attempted murder case but added rape charges only after the woman's formal statement. Her family members were present there.

"When we reached the village [from Delhi], we found the village was turned into a police fortress".

Police did not offer an explanation but multiple relatives protested against the 3 am cremation, saying they wanted the body to lie at the family home for a time so absent loved ones could return to pay their respects. We will be there to help her family. He said he did not know what material was used for his daughter's funeral. "Police and administration will ensure that the perpetrators of the crime are brought to justice", Prem Prakash Meena, Hathras Joint Magistrate said.

"Extreme cases of sexual violence and cruelty, such as what this victim was subjected to, attract widespread media coverage and outrage in India but nothing is being done to tackle the problem at the grassroots", Srinivasan said in a statement released to Global Citizen.

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekar Azad on Sunday night claimed that the brutal attack represents the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.

"Despite the government's efforts in checking atrocities against women and lower caste communities, the incidents continue to happen".

"I want the tormentors of my daughter and the policemen who are trying to save them to suffer the way my daughter suffered in hospital and died". "We had demanded she be treated at AIIMS, New Delhi, but the police said no bed was available there", the brother said. Further, the Chief Minister also directed for trial of the case in a fast-track court.

The Wire's report, too, notes the victim's family as having alleged that the rest of the village has not communicated with them since the crime.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to CM Yogi Adityanath and directed him to take stringent action against the culprits behind the tragic Hathras gang-rape case. You can join us and take action on this issue here. "Incidents of rape in Hathras, Shahjahanpur and Gorakhpur have rocked the state", the Congress leader tweeted.

This article contains references to rape and sexual assault. "We are waiting for the forensic report from the Agra lab and the post mortem report", he said.