Accused write to SP, trace at honour killing

New Delhi, October 8

Priyanka Gandhi, Cong Gen Secy

Deserves justice, not slander

Creating a narrative that defames a woman’s character is revolting and regressive. She deserves justice, not slander

Hathras case prime accused Sandeep today claimed innocence in a letter addressed to the district SP and called for a probe to get to the truth.

Sandeep alleged he knew the victim and her family was against their relationship. Signed by three other accused in the case involving the death of the 19-year-old Dalit girl after an alleged gangrape on September 14, Sandeep alleged on the day of the incident, he went to see the girl but returned after her mother and brother took objection. “I learnt later she was assaulted by her family,” he wrote.

Seema Kushwaha, lawyer for the victim’s kin, said, “Which law allows the accused to write letters to the police? What narrative is being built?” — TNS

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