Hathras Case: What We Know So Far; Live Updates
The family members of the 19-year-old Dalit woman will appear before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court amid tight security.
The family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly raped and succumbed to her injuries left for Lucknow on Monday morning (October 12) to record their statements before the two-judge Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court. The woman’s parents and siblings will record their statements, while the DGP, ACS home, DM and SP are among top officers who have been summoned for personal appearance. The Hathras Police will hand over the case diary to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today which will now probe the case.
Amid rising outrage over the case, Dalits burned posters and effigies of Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati over her silence. The BSP supremo considers Agra, a division with major Dalit stronghold, “lucky” for her party and always makes it a point to begin her election campaigns with public meetings in the Taj city. Condemning the incident, BSP city chief Vimal Kumar and several other party workers said that burning of Mayawati’s effigy was a strong violation of the CrPC Section 144 as well as the violation of Dalits’ faith in the party supremo.
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