Hathras Rape Victim’s Kin Residing in Conditions Akin to House Arrest, States Civil Liberty Body
A civil liberties body on Saturday declared that members of the Hathras rape victim’s household are living in conditions akin to house arrest and they fear for their lives as soon as the CRPF cover offered to them is withdrawn. The People’s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) likewise launched a report on the state of examination into the case. The organisation demanded security for the household and their rehab through the Nirbhaya fund.
The whole family is in a way under house arrest conditions and their normal social life has been cut off, PUCL members Kamal Singh, Farman Naqvi, Alok, Shashikant and K B Maurya informed press reporters here. The victim’s member of the family fear for their lives after the CRPF protection is withdrawn, they said. The PUCL members stated cases should be lodged versus authorities for a hurried cremation of the victim. Action needs to be taken versus District Magistrate Praveen Kumar, SP Vikram Veer and the location SHO in this regard, they said.
The 19- year-old Dalit woman passed away at a Delhi health center a fortnight after her alleged rape by four guys from her village in Hathras district on September14 She was cremated in the middle of the night in her village. Her member of the family declared that the cremation, which happened well previous midnight, lacked their authorization and they were not allowed to bring home the body one last time. The PUCL members said action must also be taken versus those accountable for disparaging the woman’s household.
They demanded that cases lodged for the alleged quote to prompt violence in the name of the event must be brought under the continuous CBI examination. Presently, these cases are being probed by the state STF, they said. Alok and Farman Naqvi declared that the name of the Popular Front of India (PFI) has actually been dragged into the debate to produce a Hindu-Muslim chasm and divert attention. Kamal Singh said the PFI is not on the list of banned organisations but Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath calls it an extremist body. If that is so, then why a restriction has actually not been imposed against it, he asked. 4 people, said to be members of the PFI, were detained in Mathura while on their way to Hathras last months.
The Uttar Pradesh police had stated the four, including a journalist, had relate to the Popular Front of India.
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