“The UP administration has resorted to immoral ways to hide the truth. Neither we nor the media are allowed to meet the victim’s family and neither are they allowed to come out, but the family members are beaten up and brutalized. No Indian can support such behavior,” Rahul said in a tweet.
On October 1, Rahul and Priyanka started their foot-march on the highway after their convoy en route to Hathras gangrape victim’s residence was stopped at the Yamuna Expressway. They were taken into preventive custody after a faceoff with UP Police. Rahul alleged that he was pushed to the ground and lathi-charged by police. Later they were released and were escorted back to Delhi.
The 19-year-old woman, who was reportedly gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Hathras, died on Tuesday prompting outrage, protests and calls for justice.
The woman was left paralysed with severe spinal cord injury after she was brutally gang-raped by four men in her village on September 14.