Hathras Case: Victim’s Family Leaves For Lucknow To Appear Before Court
A team from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been constituted to probe the Hathras case while it is scheduled to be heard in Allahabad.
Amid tight security, the family of the 19-year-old woman – allegedly gang-raped and tortured in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras will appear before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. The woman died at a hospital in Delhi last month, two weeks after the alleged torture that triggered widespread outrage. The family left from Hathras for state capital Lucknow, about 380 km away, early this morning. “I am going with them. Proper security arrangements have been made. District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) is also accompanying us,” Anjali Ganwar, Sub Divisional Magistrate said.
On Sunday (October 11), the UP Police assured about the security arrangements around the victim’s home. “There is sufficient security for the victim’s family. The local police are in touch with the family and nearby villages. Officials have been conducting peace meeting in the nearby villages and appealed to them not to pay attention to the rumours,” senior police officer Vineet Jaiswal told a news agency. Early morning pictures released by the news agency showed the kin of the woman.
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