Hathras DM, Praveen Laxkar caught on camera threatening father of rape victim

Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar has been caught on camera allegedly threating the family members of the 20-year-old Dalit woman who was gang-raped by four men two weeks ago.

In the video shared by India Today, DM Praveen Laxkar can be seen telling the girl’s father, “Half of the media people have left today, the other half will leave by tomorrow. Only we will stand with you. It is up to you whether you want to change your statement or not.”

The UP police have repeatedly been accused of mishandling the case. The police were early called out for cremating the victim’s body against the wishes of her family. “Family members have also alleged that before media focus shifted to the case, kin of the accused threatened them that they would lose another daughter if they do not withdraw their police complaint,” cited India Today.

Earlier today, the ADG informed that the postmortem report of the victim shows that there is “no proof” of rape in the case. he further said that the victim died due to a “neck injury”.

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