Female gang-rape victim from Hathras, Delhi passes away weeks after being in critical condition. Police officials cremated her body in the middle of the night.
A UP woman gang-raped by four upper-caste men passed away on Tuesday in Delhi. The woman who was in critical condition with critical injuries, multiple fractures, her tongue cut off, and her spinal cord and neck damaged passed away two weeks later. The injuries to her neck had left her paralysed and struggling to breathe. The woman was attacked in her village in Hathras on September 14 at. She said in her statement that she was dragged by her dupatta into the fields from a spot where she had been cutting grass with her mother and brother.
People started protesting and demanding justice for her outside the hospital and on social media. The four attackers have been arrested and will be charged with rape and murder.
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A 19-year-old woman who was gang-raped and assaulted in Hathras of Uttar Pradesh, passes away at a hospital in Delhi, confirms her brother.
The woman was gang raped in Hathras on 14th September, 2020.
— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2020
Delhi: Congress & Bhim Army workers protest outside Safdarjung Hospital, where a 19-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh's Hathras died days after being gang-raped, demanding justice for the victim. https://t.co/B67W9cwpKa pic.twitter.com/HUHAjnTjiw
— ANI (@ANI) September 29, 2020
A new video has surfaced on the internet which shows the UP police cremating the victim without the presence of the family in the middle of the night. According to a report by NDTV, the family members were allegedly not allowed to have a last look at the victim’s body and it was taken straight for cremation. The brother claimed that the police took the body away without their knowledge after she passed away last night. Relatives also tried to block the ambulance carrying her body as they wished to give her a proper cremation as per the Hindu ritual. Despite their protest, the police took her body and performed the rites.
ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE – Right behind me is the body of #HathrasCase victim burning. Police barricaded the family inside their home and burnt the body without letting anybody know. When we questioned the police, this is what they did. pic.twitter.com/0VgfQGjjfb
— Tanushree Pandey (@TanushreePande) September 29, 2020
People shared their outrage over the actions:
— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) September 30, 2020
The #Hathras perpetrators should be treated the same way they treated that poor girl. These demons cannot be treated like humans. Justice delayed is justice denied. My heart goes out to her family. Imagine their pain ? No goodbye, No closure 💔💔 #RIP #HathrasHorrorShocksIndia
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) September 30, 2020
— RaMo (@RaMoSirOfficial) September 30, 2020
How on earth could you justify this…?.. every indian should realise that our families are never safe in the hands of such brutal fanatics.#HathrasHorrorShocksIndia #ShameOnYogi pic.twitter.com/pRq1POxeX3
— sashikanth senthil (@s_kanth) September 30, 2020
Big Breaking:. In UP Gang-Rape Tragedy, 2.30 AM Cremation By Cops As Family Was Kept Out
— Rabiul Hassan (@Rabiul__INC) September 30, 2020
This is getting worst and worst. I mean the right to cremation is the basic right
— Pragya Bhardwaj (@yopragya_) September 30, 2020
#Hathras daughter was tortured twice.
While alive, she was scratched by the predators. After her death, because of insensitive administration, she didn't got a dignified funeral which she deserved.#HathrasHorrorShocksIndia #HathrasCase #JusticeForManishaValmiki pic.twitter.com/Ai8Mt6gU1j
— मुकुल यदुवंशी 🇮🇳 (@Yadavji_) September 30, 2020
Burning the body of #Hathras Victim while the family was kept away. This was probably the last rite of the goverment.
Law & Order is the SHO talking about..What a shame to the country.@priyankagandhi@AjayLalluINC #HathrasHorrorShocksIndia pic.twitter.com/ckksMw6oDl
— Haris Butt🇮🇳 (@harisbutt142) September 30, 2020
The Hathras victim's dead body was taken to her village last night and the UP Govt forcibly cremated her in the middle of the night, against the Hindu rituals, without the consent of the family.#ResignAdityanath#HathrasHorrorShocksIndia
— AC 📡 (@Veniceofeast) September 30, 2020