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Hathras Rape: Allahabad HC Takes Cognisance, Seeks Govt Response

The court has sought response from top UP officials including Director General of Police and Hathras DM.

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  • The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Thursday, 1 October, took suo motu cognisance of Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras incident where a 19-year-old Dalit woman died after being allegedly raped by four men.
  • The court has sought response from top UP officials including Director General of Police, ADG Law & Order, Hathras DM PK Laxkar, among others by 12 October, reported ANI.
  • Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi tweeted her support to the HC’s move, calling it “a ray of hope amidst the dark, the inhumane and unjust treatment meted out to her family by the UP Govt.”
  • The victim passed away on Tuesday, 29 September after succumbing to her injuries and her body was allegedly 'forcibly cremated' by the Uttar Pradesh police in the wee hours of Wednesday.

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