The alleged rape, murder and hurried cremation of a 20-year-old Dalit woman has triggered anger across India. With the Uttar Pradesh police in the eye of the storm yet again, judiciary has also stepped in as a nationwide outrage continues against the brutal crime, pointing fingers at the state of law in Uttar Pradesh. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday cited a report aired on Aaj Ki Baat, an India TV programme anchored by Editor-in-Chief and Chairman Rajat Sharma, and issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government over forcible cremation of the rape victim and other issues.
The Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14 and referred to the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi on Monday with spinal cord injuries, paralysis and cuts in her tongue. She died around 3 am on Tuesday.Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar, TMC?: Derek O’Brien was pushed to the ground, maybe he is injured too. He was attacked. How can they do it?
NCP leader Supriya Sule: I think UP government wants to hide something. What happened with Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi and Congress workers, and the kind of statements by DM and others, prove that UP government wants to hide something.
A TMC delegation, including Derek O’Brien, stopped at Hathras border. They were on their way to meet the family of the victim of Hathras incident.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: The Hathras incident is very painful & the government’s conduct with the victim’s family is not right. We are living in democracy & people in power must not forget that they are not owners but ‘sevaks’ of this country.