- The victim was dragged by her dupatta, raped in field.
- The victim was found unconscious, family had revealed.
- The victim’s spinal cord was permanently damaged.
- After battling injuries for days, she died today.
- All accused have been arrested, booked under relevant sections.
- Sandeep harasses women but no one complains, revealed victim’s brother.
The Dalit girl from Hatras in UP who was victim of gangrape lost the battle with life. She died at Safdarganj Hospital in Delhi at 3 am on Tuesday. She was on a ventilator support. On September 14, four alleged Upper Caste men brutally gangraped her in a farm, cut her tongue after a gangrape and broke her spine. She was found unconscious in a millet field.
According to doctors at the hospital, there are many deep wounds on her body. Her throat was strangled by the dupatta she wore.
According to the family, on the morning of September 14, the girl, her elder brother and mother went to cut grass in the forest near the village. When a bundle of hay was tied, the elder brother took it home. The mother and daughter were left alone on the farm. Mother was mowing the grass ahead. The girl was collecting the grass at some distance when the four accused dragged the victim to the millet field with the dupatta lying around her neck and gangraped her.
Hathras police have so far arrested four accused named Sandeep, Ramkumar, Luvkush and Ravi in the case. All four allegedly belong to upper caste families. However, Dalit organizations allege that the police tried to cover up the matter.
According to them, initially the cops just registered a case of attempted murder. The same persons were accused but none was arrested for ten days. The accused were arrested when Dalit leader Chandrasekhar tweeted and announced to go to Aligarh. A section on gangrape was also added later. However, the police say that the first case was registered on the basis of the complaint lodged by the family and later the case of gangrape was registered on the basis of the victim’s statement.
The victim was admitted to Aligarh Medical College where the police had reached on September 19 to take her statement that is five days after the incident. The victim’s condition was serious that day and she could not record her statement. Then on September 21 and 22, circle officers and women police personnel arrived to take the victim’s statement.
SC says: Delhi Police will decide to enter farmers in Delhi.
The Supreme Court on Monday told the Centre that it is for the Delhi Police to decide whether to allow farmers to enter Delhi or not. The top court stressed that it is the Delhi Police who have the authority over the issue and not the Supreme Court.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said “we have not taken charge of the matter except one issue…apparently our intervention has been grossly misunderstood. We are not going to tell you about your powers.”
The observation from the top court came after the Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said the Centre is seeking restraint orders against farmers from entering Delhi as court has taken charge of the matter.
The Chief Justice said it is not for the court to decide how many farmers should be allowed in the city and the nature of conditions to be imposed on them.
The top court insisted that Delhi Police are the only authority to decide it and not the court.
Advocate A.P. Singh counsel for Bhartiya Kisan Union (Lokshakti) submitted that farmers were willing to hold peaceful protest at Ram Lila Maidan.
The Chief Justice replied: “Who should be allowed and who not, and number of people will be dealt by the police. We cannot be first authority to deal with it.”
The Delhi Police have moved the top court seeking direction to restrain farmer unions from conducting tractor rally as a method to disrupt the Republic Day celebrations.
The AG insisted before the top court to issue directions to restrain farmers from disrupting the Republic Day parade, the Chief Justice replied “Does the Union of India want the Supreme Court to tell that you have powers under the Delhi Police Act.”
The top court will conduct further hearing on the matter on Wednesday.