Lucknow, October 12
Family members of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after being allegedly raped by four upper caste men in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras appeared before the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, which fixed November 2 as the next date of hearing.
They were heard by the Bench of Justices Pankaj Mithal and Rajan Roy today.
The UP Additional Chief Secretary, DGP and the ADG (Law and Order) also deposed in the court, along with the Hathras DM and SP. The DM told the court that the decision to cremate the body in the night was taken due to the law and order considerations and there was no pressure from the state authorities. The woman’s father, mother and three brothers were brought to the court amid tight security from Hathras. The court had summoned the Additional Chief Secretary (Home), DGP, ADG (Law and Order), District Magistrate and the SP to furnish the status report of the probe. — PTI
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New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Vadra on Monday appealed for people’s support for justice in the Hathras case terming the Uttar Pradesh Government‘s conduct in the matter insensitive and inhuman.