Hathras Gangrape Case: District Magistrate Rejects Media Reports of Deceased’s Tongue Being Chopped Off

A 19-year-old Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras died on Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi after she was allegedly gangraped by four upper-caste men in Hathras district two weeks back. After the death of the girl, reports surfaced that her tongue was chopped off by the accused. However, District Magistrate Praveen Lakshkar refuted the media reports.

September 29, 2020

National

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New Delhi, September 29: A 19-year-old Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras died on Tuesday at a hospital in New Delhi after she was allegedly gangraped by four upper-caste men in Hathras district two weeks back. After the death of the girl, reports surfaced that her tongue was chopped off by the accused. However, District Magistrate Praveen Lakshkar refuted the media reports. 

“All four accused have been arrested. Under the SC/ST Act, her family has been given the financial support of Rs 10 lakh, in total. Reports of her tongue being chopped off are not true,” reported DNA quoting the District Magistrate as saying. Earlier in the day, the girl succumbed to her injuries in the hospital.

The rape survivor was shifted to Safdarjung hospital yesterday after her condition showed no signs of improvement. She was first admitted to Hathras district hospital and later referred to the AMU’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital. Four accused have been arrested in connection with the heinous crime. 

The girl was raped when she had gone to collect fodder for animals. The accused also tried to strangulate her to death. The teenager was found brutally injured. He tongue had serious cut as she bit it while the accused attempted to strangulate her.

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