Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday spoke to the father of the Hathras gang-rape victim and assured him that stringent action will be taken against the accused.
The chief minister also promised the family of all possible help. The victim’s father asked for the harshest penalty for the accused.
A compensation of Rs 25 lakh would be given to the woman’s family and a house along with a job to one of its members, sources said.
Earlier in the day, Adityanath formed a three-member SIT to investigate the incident. The team will submit a report within 7 days.
Adityanath also said that PM Modi spoke to him over this horrific incident and has asked him to take strict action against the culprits.
On Tuesday, the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s (UP) Hathras, died at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. She was referred from Aligarg’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college to Delhi a day earlier.
The Dalit woman was left paralysed with severe spinal cord injury after she was brutally gang-raped by four men in her village on September 14.