The Hathras gangrape victim was allegedly cremated by the UP police against the wishes of her family on the night of Tuesday. The 20-year-old Dalit woman was brutally raped by four “upper-caste” men two weeks ago. She had severe injuries and succumbed to death yesterday while undergoing treatment in a hospital in Delhi.
“The Hathras victim was first raped by some men and then yesterday, she was brutalized by the entire system. The whole episode is very painful,” Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
The move by UP police has added fuel to fire, as masses claim the police have denied the family to conduct their last rites. Visuals from last night show the woman’s family arguing with cops. Relatives were seen throwing themselves on the hood of the ambulance carrying the body.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi who had earlier attacked UP CM Yogi Adityanath continued to attack him by asking for his resignation.