Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka have been detained by the Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday close to Yamuna Expressway when the duo, after being stopped on the freeway, determined to march to Hathras to satisfy the household of Uttar Pradesh girl who was gang-raped and died in a Delhi hospital earlier this week.
The previous Congress president alleged that he was pushed to the bottom and struck with a lathi by the police.
Footage from the scene confirmed Gandhi being held again by the policemen, whereas one in all them captured him taking a tumble and falling to the bottom because the pushback by police continued. The occasion employees shortly gathered round to choose him up. The police are citing the imposition of Part 144, which prohibits the meeting of 4 or extra folks, to disclaim Gandhis.
The 19-year-old Dalit girl, who died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday a fortnight after she was gang-raped at Hathras whereas she was out to gather fodder along with her mom, was cremated within the early hours of Wednesday, along with her household alleging the native police pressured them to conduct the final rites within the useless of the night time.
Earlier, members of Dalit teams and activists alleged that the early morning cremation was finished to stop any mobilisation or protests within the village.
“The entire world is watching how the federal government and the police collectively cremated our sister within the absence of her household. I’ve been taken into custody and put below home arrest in Saharanpur; however we’ll proceed to struggle,” stated Chandrasekhar Azad, chief of the Bhim Military, who had led protests exterior Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday.