Hathras Case: Victim Family Living In Fear, Plans To Leave Village

The Dalit woman’s kin said that they wish to leave Boolgarhi village of Hathras because of the “continuous blame” approach towards the family.

Jessica David

October 8, 2020

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The family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died after allegedly being raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, has said that they have been living in fear since the tragedy while adding that they plan to leave their home. The Dalit woman’s kin told the news channel on Wednesday (October 7) that they wish to leave Boolgarhi village of Hathras because of the “continuous blame” approach towards the family. The father and brother of the victim spoke to media and said they spent the past few weeks living in fear in the village. They claimed that no one from the village has come forward to help them after the tragedy.

“We feel that there is no way to live now. We will go to any relative’s place because we are afraid of the situation. We will go anywhere. We worked hard here to earn. Will do the same somewhere else,” Hathras victim’s father said. “The situation is so bad and the pressure is so much that we have to leave the village. Rumours are being spread. Even the younger brother is getting life threats,” victim’s elder brother said. Since people have distanced themselves from the family, the victim’s family said leaving their village and shifting to a relative’s place is their only option.

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