After Hathras, Another Dalit Woman Raped in UP Dies of Injuries
The family alleges that the victim’s legs and arms were broken, but the police has denied this.
Amid the outrage over the brutal gang rape of a Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, who passed away on Tuesday, 29 September, another rape case has been reported from the state.
A 22-year-old Dalit woman died after allegedly being raped by two men in UP’s Balrampur.
According to NDTV reports, the police have arrested two men, and one of them is a minor, the woman’s family said.
The woman’s mother told NDTV that her daughter was abducted while she was on her way to work in the morning. When the girl failed to return home, the family approached the police.
The victim used to work at a private firm in Balrampur.
Balrampur Superintendent of Police Dev Ranjan Verma told The Indian Express that a written complaint was filed at the Gaisri police station. The woman’s family said that on Tuesday, 29 September, the woman did not return home from her work, the family tried to contact her but couldn’t reach her phone. Later at night, the girl came back home on a rickshaw in a severe condition with a glucose drip injection attached to her hand, the girl was immediately rushed to the hospital but died on the way.
The family has named two men in the written complaint and have alleged rape. The police have arrested both the accused.
What Had Happened?
The woman’s family alleges that their daughter was given an injection before she was raped, the family also claims that the victim’s legs and arms were broken.
The woman’s mother said that her daughter was in a lot of pain, she could only say: “There is a lot of pain, I will not survive,” News18 reported.
However, the police have denied the claims that the victim’s legs and arms were broken. Balram police tweeted saying that postmortem report had not found such injuries.
The Accused Reportedly Called a Doctor to Treat the Woman After Raping Her
As per the police investigation, the accused tried to get the victim treated after raping her. They called a doctor to check on her, but the doctor got suspicious and refused to treat her in the absence of an elderly or her guardian.
The doctor told the media a boy called him around 5 pm and took him to his house, when the doctor reached the place, there was another man sitting beside the woman. The boys told him that the victim was the daughter of a government secretary.
The doctor got suspicious and said that he won’t treat until the time her guardian was present with her.
“They told me to go back to my clinic and said they will call the secretary and get the victim to my clinic. I don't know where they went after that.”
Political Leaders React
Slamming the Yogi government, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati while speaking to the media said: “After Hathras incident, I hoped UP government would take action against people committing crimes against women. But a similar crime has been committed against a Dalit student in Balrampur. Under BJP's UP government, criminals, mafias and rapists are having a free run.”
The BSP chief also demanded Yogi Adityanath’s resignation, she said that “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should resign if he can't ensure safety to women. He is unable to maintain law and order in the state. I urge the Centre to send him to his place - Gorakhnath Math.”
Attacking the UP government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet that “In jungle raj of UP, the persecution of the daughters continues. They were never honoured while they lived, the last shred of dignity was also taken away during the funeral. The BJP's slogan is not ‘save daughter,’ it is ‘hide facts, save power’.”
Former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav took to Twitter to say: “After Hathras, a girl has been gang-raped in Balrampur and she has now succumbed. The BJP government should not indulge in a cover-up like in Hathras and must immediately take strict action against the culprits.”
AAP leader Sanjay Singh demanded CM Yogi Adityanath’s resignation, he said: “A Dalit’s daughter was raped in Balrampur. It’s a curse to be a woman in ‘Yogi’s Raj’, leave the power if you cannot protect the daughters,” Singh tweeted in Hindi.
Victim Cremated In Hurry
According to India Today, the woman’s body was cremated late on Tuesday night. The cremation took place in Gaisari amid heavy police deployment.
“The victim was declared dead at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, 29 September, and was cremated within an hour at 10:30 pm,” India Today reported.
(With inputs from NDTV, News18, The Indian Express, and India Today)
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