Hathras gang rape: Police forcibly took away body for cremation, says victim's brother
HATHRAS: The family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died in a Delhi hospital a fortnight after she was gang-raped here, alleged on Wednesday that the police were forcibly trying to get her body cremated in the middle of the night.
Local police officers, however, told PTI that the cremation was being carried out “as per the wishes of the family”.
The woman was raped in a village in Hathras by four men on September 14. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to Delhi's Safdarjung hospital where she breathed her last on Tuesday.
As news of her death spread, protests broke out in Delhi as well as in Hathras with all sections of society, including politicians, sports and cine stars and activists, expressing their anguish and demanding justice for her.
The family left from Safdarjung hospital in Delhi on Tuesday night amid heavy police deployment. The body was taken by the Uttar Pradesh police, which reached Hathras earlier than the family members, claimed a kin of the victim.
“The police have forcibly taken the dead body, and my father along with them for cremation. When my father reached Hathras, he was immediately taken (to the crematorium) by the police,” a brother of the woman told PTI over phone at 1 AM on Wednesday.
Another relative said that the woman's father was accompanied by 30 to 40 people, chiefly relatives, and others from their neighbourhood had gone to the crematorium near Bool Garhi village, under Chandpa police station limits, in the district in western UP.
Senior police and administration officials were also present at the crematorium in the middle of the night, an official said.
“Humein ye samajh nahi aa raha kyun, kya chahiye... kaisi rajneeti kar rahe hain ye log, saare ulte seedhe bayaan de rahe hain ke ladki ka rape nahi hua hai... pata nahi kya chahiye inko (We are unable to understand, what they want... what kind of politics is this, they are giving random statements like the woman has not been raped! We don't know what they want),” said the relative who was home with the grieving family.
“Ye sab is maamle ko thanda karne ke liye bol rahe hain... (They are doing all this to hush up the case),” he alleged.
When contacted, Hathras Superintendent of Police Vikrant Vir told PTI in a text message: “All procedures as per wish of family .. (sic).”
I am a Yogi supporter but if he did not take action against those 4 criminals then I will treat Yogi also as one among the criminals. I agree govt cant protect each and every women on the street but protecting criminals a big crime against humanity.
shame on the UP go nment , shame on the central go nment
What a shame UP police the entire police personnel involved in this shamefull event needs to be immediately sacked of the duty and those ordering the same should be probed by CBI...
UP Police somehow cannot arrest influential upper castes for the reasons best known to the, Rapists can Rape Dalist LAdies for which castes does not come in the way & then brutally cut of tongue break Ribs & UP CM Bhakats & even PM remains silent. What a shame!!
Manyam Raja Ram
The UP is the Hub for Upper Caste Criminals in the name of Hindutva.
shame on up police and bjp go nment
Family should be grateful to Yogi Maharaj that up police didn't burn them also along with the girls body
UP : A jungle Raj , Rapistan
Doesnt Yogi have 20 odd criminal cases against him where he has been convicted in few ?
Shameful, worst law and order. CM should resign immediately.
Col Noam A Indoisrael Noam
It's dangerous to be a women in india.
And in Gaza too
Yogi should be stoned to death in UP
This is why police can never earn a good name because they are least empathetic towards citizens......
adityanath has a criminal background himself and he openly professed raping muslim women so what did one expect. Once a rapist always a rapist.
rape is one of the heinous crimes and it happening everywhere...it is everyone responsibility to stop this...
All rapists will be granted bail by our Judiciary
In India, the Police is the greatest criminal organization. Unless reformed in a major way, it will remain a big threat to the common man who will never get justice.
Music for Soul
When you think the police has done the lowest, the surprise us, by going further down.... Seems there is no bottom for them...
the culprit s must be hanged to death in public
Matter should be investigated. was cremation done in hurry or with family consent?
Cremating body in middle of Night, is UP police fool or they think people are fool
Mayawati wouldn't have allowed it, as she is a woman and can understand the pain