HOURS after the dust had settled in the fields and political parties had departed, the family of the Hathras victim decided that they will not immerse the ashes of their daughter unless it is confirmed that it was she, who had been cremated in the dead of the night by the police. “Humko kya pata ki wohi hamari behen thi. We did not even see her face. I collected the ashes on grounds of humanity because it must have been someone’s body if not my sister’s and I did not want the ashes to be trampled upon,” said that victim’s brother.
The cremation took place around 3 a.m. on September 30. The brother further said that they will not submit to a narco-polygraph test as they are not the ones who are lying. “They should conduct these truth tests on the accused and the policemen who are trying to twist the narrative,” he said. It has been six days since the girl, who died after being allegedly assaulted by four upper caste men in her village, was cremated by the police without the presence of the family, according to the victim’s kin.
The 19-year-old has two brothers and two sisters. The family is upset at the fact that no action has yet been taken against District Magistrate Praveen Laxar, who allegedly misbehaved with the family and even threatened them. “We have complained against the District Magistrate to everyone who has visited us but no action has been taken against him,” he said. NCW seeks explanation from UP police over ‘manhandling’ of Priyanka Gandhi: The NCW has sought an explanation from the UP police over the alleged manhandling of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra while she was on her way to Hathras to meet the family of a woman who died after she was allegedly gangraped. In a tweet, the National Commission for Women said this insensitive behaviour is totally unacceptable. “@NCWIndia condemns the alleged manhandling of #PriyankaGandhi by police while she was on her way to #Hathras. This insensitive behaviour is totally unacceptable. Considering the sensitivity of the matter, our Chairperson @sharmarekha has sought a reply from @dgpup at the earliest,” the NCW tweeted. The cremation spot is a small clearing in the middle of a millet field in the village.
Ink thrown at AAP MP Sanjay Singh
Oct 5 (PTI)
INK was thrown on Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh in Hathras on Monday when he was leading a party delegation to the village of the Dalit woman who recently died after being allegedly gangraped. When Singh was about to speak to mediapersons from TV news channels, a man threw ink on his white kurta while shouting “PFI dalal wapas jao”. The Popular Front of India (PFI) is an extremist and militant Islamic fundamentalist organisation. Singh sat in his car and left the spot immediately after the incident. Visuals of the occurrence went viral on the electronic media. Singh is among the several political leaders who have visited Hathras to meet the family members of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who died on September 29 after she was allegedly raped by four upper caste men.