Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal termed the death of Hathras gang-rape victim a matter of shame for the country. He also added that it is a shame for the government and demanded the accused to be hanged.
A senior police officer said, “The 19-year-old Dalit girl died at a Delhi hospital this morning, days after being raped by four men in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district.” After she showed no signs of improvement, she was shifted to Delhi from Aligarh.
“The death of Hathras victim is shameful for the entire society, country as well as for all the governments. It’s extremely sad that so many daughters are being sexually assaulted and we have not been able to protect them. The guilty must be hanged at the earliest,” Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
The girl was gang-raped on September 14 after which she was admitted to Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital. Four men who were accused are Sandip, Ramu, Lavkush, and Ravi — have been arrested for gang rape. The accused also tried to strangle her to death when she resisted their attempt to rape her. The girl was dragged by dupatta around her neck to a field where she was allegedly raped. She was picking up fodder when the suspects attacked her. Her spinal cord was damaged and her tongue, which apparently got caught between her teeth, was cut.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has reminded Yogi Adityanath of his responsibility by saying, “Chief Minister is responsible for the safety of women in the state. The killers should get the severest possible punishment.”
Harpal Singh, head of the Agra division of Azad Samaj Party, said, “We demand proper compensation and that the case should be heard in a fast track court so that the monsters could be sent to the gallows as soon as possible.”
The victim’s brother told the Times of India that they got the information about her death at 6 AM. “We want justice for her. The accused should not be spared. They must be hanged,” A compensation of Rs 4.12 lakh has been given to the kin of the victim and the remaining amount will be given after charges are proved.