In a recent development in the Hathras case, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed to suspend the SP, DSP, Inspector and some others officials, based on the preliminary investigation report.
The information was shared by the Chief Minister’s Office with ANI. Narco polygraph tests of SP and DSP will also be conducted, stated Chief Minister’s Office.
— ANI (@ANI) October 2, 2020
The 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped at a village in Hathras by four men on September 14. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to the Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital where she breathed her last on Tuesday.
She was cremated in the early hours of Wednesday, with her family alleging the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night. Local police officers, however, had said the cremation was carried out “as per the wishes of the family”.
As protests over the recent attack on a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras continue, several disturbing allegations have come to light. Visitors have been thwarted with the imposition of Section 144 in the area. The borders of Hathras district remain sealed and reports suggest that media personnel are being denied entry. Officials have reportedly claimed that the area might be declared a COVID-19 containment zone if the police officials showing symptoms test positive.
Attempts by political leaders to visit the area have also been thwarted. While Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi were temporarily detained by cops, today’s clash seems to be between several Trinamool Congress MPs and the UP police.
But while the political tussle continues, a few rather disturbing claims and reports have emerging, indicating mistreatment by the Uttar Pradesh officials. ANI reporter Naveen Kapoor took to Twitter to state that the Hathras victim’s family had had their phones taken away. The police was not letting the family speak to the media, the post added.
Source: Free Press Journal