- Officials cremated the woman, who allegedly did not receive her family’s consent
- The woman had multiple fractures, paralysis and sores on her tongue
- The horrific attack drew parallels with the 201
A BJP lawmaker has written to his party colleague and Uttar Pradesh Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath to take “strict action” against officials who continued the hasty cremation of a woman who was raped by gangs and died after a fight for her life. your in a hospital in delhi.
“Clarifications should be sought from those officers who, without the consent of the family, cremate their daughter hastily at 2 am (Wednesday). If an employee is found guilty, strict action must be taken against them,” the Delhi MP from the BDP said. Hans Raj Hans said in a letter Wednesday.
Dear @myogiadityanath ji, through a letter urges no one to take care of the incident in Hatras and until the perpetrators are severely punished, the Prime Minister must take attention on this issue personally, I am confident the daughter of Hatras will receive full justice. pic.twitter.com/4fQb0JO84J
– Hans Raj Hans (@hansrajhansHRH) September 30, 2020
The Hatras woman in Uttar Pradesh suffered multiple fractures, paralysis and sores on her tongue in the horrific attack that drew parallels with the 2012 rape case in Nirbhaya.
The woman’s body was taken to her village in Hatras, about 200km from Delhi, after midnight. As her family and villagers suspected that the police wanted to perform the last rites just then, in the middle of the night, they insisted that this was “against their tradition”; the woman’s father asked the police to allow her to take her home and cremate her in the morning.
All four attackers, upper-caste men from the woman’s village, are in jail. Now they will also be charged with murder.
Hans Raj Hans, who represents the northwestern reserved constituency in Delhi, said the crime had “shocked” him and the whole country and hoped “the perpetrators would be taught a lesson so that a message could be sent across the country that any injustice to women will not be tolerated. “
Amid ongoing outrage, Hatras police said the cremation was carried out with the family’s consent and some members were present. It turned out that an uncle – not her parents – was called and shown the cremation.
UP police, who are under investigation for alleged omissions during the case, are accused of speeding up the cremation in a desperate attempt to cover up.