Bhim Army’s Chandrashekhar Reaches Hathras, Seeks Security for Kin

Azad had come out in support of the family and had joined the protest at Jantar Mantar on Friday.

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File image of Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad.

Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Sunday, 4 October, reached Hathras, and met the family of the Dalit woman who died on Tuesday after being allegedly gang-raped and tortured, reported ANI.

According to ANI, Azad also demanded ‘Y security’ for the family and said that otherwise he will taken them to his house.

“I demand ‘Y security’ for the family or I’ll take them to my house, they aren’t safe here. We want an inquiry to be done under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge.”
Chandrashekhar Azad

Previously, according to NDTV, Uttar Pradesh Police had stopped Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, who was on his way to Hathras. Azad then, reportedly, began marching to the victim’s home in Hathras.

According to the report, a video showed Azad, clad in a white kurta, marching along with other people.

Azad’s car was stopped about 20 km before Hathras, reported NDTV.

The visit comes a day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi met the family at their home.

Azad had come out in support of the family and had joined the protest at Jantar Mantar on Friday. During the protests, which were joined by hundreds of citizens and Opposition leaders, he had hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Uttar Pradesh administration for the lapses.

Earlier, he had also led another protest march outside Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, where the victim had succumbed to her injuries.

Several Opposition leaders, including TMC leader Derek O’Brien and Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi were earlier stopped from meeting the family. However, the Gandhis met the family on Saturday.

(With inputs from NDTV.)

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