Hathras rape: PM Modi directs UP CM Yogi Adityanath to take ‘strictest action’ against culprits
The father of the Hathras gangrape victim said Wednesday that Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has assured the family that they will get justice. “I spoke with CM Yogi today and He has assured us that we will obtain justice. It is true that we could not see our daughter. We are hopeful that we will obtain justice,” He told.
“I am grateful to all the protesters. They all helped me. I have no pressure from anyone,” he added. A relative, who was present during the Chief Minister’s conversation with the family, asked the protesters to stop, as the administration has assured them justice.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath speaks to father of Hathras gangrape victim, announces Rs 25 lakh compensation
“I was here when the Chief Minister spoke to him (the father of the victim). Now he is assured. His demands from the government have been met. We thank everyone who has helped us. We ask everyone to stop protesting as the government has promised of justice through fast track court,” he said. The Uttar Pradesh government announced on Wednesday that relatives of the Hathras gangrape victim will be given 25 lakh rupees as an ex-gratia and a house, and a family member will be given a government job.
The government has formed a three-member SIT to investigate the case and said the matter will be heard in fast-track court. Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Laxkar had previously said that the victim’s funeral was held with the consent of his father and brother.
The brother, however, said that they wanted to perform the last rites in the morning. The official said the allegations that the funeral was conducted without the family’s consent are incorrect.
“The father and brother gave their consent to hold the funeral in the evening. Family members were also present at the funeral,” he said. The official also said there was no communication gap between the authorities and the victim’s family.
“We have visited the victim’s family. Hathras MP Rajvir Diler has visited them. We have assured them of all the help they need. The SIT has been formed to investigate the matter,” he said. When asked if the family had consented to the funeral, the rape victim’s brother said they were scared and police told them the body was decomposing.
“No, they did it alone. We were scared. The police forced us to take the body to the cremation ground. We told the police that we will hold the funeral in the morning. But they were in a hurry and made us do it Right away. They said they have 24 hours have passed and the body is decomposing. We wanted to do it in the morning because more relatives would have come by then. “The victim’s brother also requested a judicial investigation into the matter.
Hathras BJP MP Rajveer Singh Diler said he did not know how the cremation was carried out “but according to our Hindu customs this is wrong”. “If the police committed the crime, action will be taken against them after consultation with the Chief Minister,” he said.
The 19-year-old victim died at Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday. She was taken to the hospital Monday from the Aligarh Muslim University School of Medicine. An official had previously said that the last rites were performed at the victim’s birthplace in the early hours of Wednesday. All four defendants involved in the incident have been detained. (ANI)
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