World News – US – Gangrape of Hathras: Dalit woman dies of injuries at Delhi hospital


19-year-old Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh succumbed to injuries in New Delhi hospital after being gangraped by four people upper caste men in Hathras district on September 14

The victim was initially admitted to a district hospital 15 days ago with severed tongue and severely injured spinal cord, among other serious injuries, and was then transferred to Aligarh hospital for treatment, before move to Safdarjung hospital in the national capital Police say the victim was dragged into a field and gang-caught. She was also strangled with her dupatta

Four upper caste men from Woman’s Village in Hathras District, who were charged with gangrap and attempted murder, aside from charges under the SC / ST (Atrocity Prevention) Act, were arrested

They were arrested on the basis of a statement provided by the victim on September 23, when she briefly regained consciousness. She had accused three men – Sandeep, her uncle Ravi (35) and their friend Luv Kush, to have committed the crime

Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar said on Tuesday the family will receive Rs 10 lakh in aid

The victim’s mother, who had gone with her to a nearby field to cut grass for their cows before the incident happened, told the Indian Express: “I was sitting at 100 meters from her I could have saved her I wish I was not hard of hearing « 

The family alleged that the main defendant, Sandeep, and his family had « always harassed Dalits in their area » Almost two decades ago, Sandeep’s grandfather was convicted under SC law / ST and had served three months in prison for allegedly beating the victim’s grandfather over a small problem

The victim’s brother said the incident of 19 years ago left the families with grudge, « but nothing ever happened » « They are upper castes and have always called us names We ignore them Sandeep is an alcoholic who harasses women, but no one ever files a complaint, ”he said

Reacting to the woman’s death, Congress Secretary General Priyanka Gandhi Vadra targeted the state government for the deterioration of public order « Public order in Uttar Pradesh has gone downhill. greatly deteriorated There is no semblance of safety for women Criminals commit crimes in the open, ”she said

Tagging Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, she added: « You are responsible for the safety of women » She demanded that the accused be severely punished

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal called the incident « shameful » for the country « The death of Hathras’ victim is shameful for the whole of society, the country and all governments. is sad that so many girls are victims of sexual assault and that we have not been able to protect them The culprit must be hanged as soon as possible, ”he said

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World News – United States – Gangrape of Hathras: Dalit woman dies of injuries in Delhi hospital



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