The household of the 19-year-old Dalit lady, who died in a Delhi hospital a fortnight after she was gang-raped right here, alleged on Wednesday that the police have been forcibly making an attempt to get her physique cremated in the course of the evening.
Native law enforcement officials, nonetheless, instructed PTI that the cremation was being carried out as per the needs of the household.
The lady was raped in a village in Hathras by 4 males on September 14. After her situation deteriorated, she was referred to Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital the place she breathed her final on Tuesday.
As information of her dying unfold, protests broke out in Delhi in addition to in Hathras with all sections of society, together with politicians, sports activities and cine stars and activists, expressing their anguish and demanding justice for her.
The household left from Safdarjung hospital in Delhi on Tuesday evening amid heavy police deployment. The physique was taken by the Uttar Pradesh police, which reached Hathras sooner than the members of the family, claimed a kin of the sufferer.
The police have forcibly taken the lifeless physique, and my father together with them for cremation. When my father reached Hathras, he was instantly taken (to the crematorium) by the police, a brother of the lady instructed PTI over cellphone at 1 AM on Wednesday.
One other relative stated that the lady’s father was accompanied by 30 to 40 individuals, mainly kinfolk, and others from their neighbourhood had gone to the crematorium close to Bool Garhi village, below Chandpa police station limits, within the district in western UP.
Senior police and administration officers have been additionally current on the crematorium in the course of the evening, an official stated.
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’re unable to grasp, what they need… what sort of politics is that this, they’re giving random statements like the lady has not been raped! We do not know what they need), stated the relative who was dwelling with the grieving household.
Ye sab is maamle ko thanda karne ke liye bol rahe hain… (They’re doing all this to hush up the case), he alleged.
When contacted, Hathras Superintendent of Police Vikrant Vir instructed PTI in a textual content message: All procedures as per want of household .. (sic).