Congress delegation led by Rahul Gandhi to visit family of Hathras gang-rape victim

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi along with Priyanka Gandhi and other senior leaders of the party will go to Hathras on Saturday to meet the family of the 19-year-old gang-rape victim.

This comes a couple of days after they were stopped by Uttar Pradesh police on their way to the victim’s village.

“Congress MPs under the leadership of former Congress President Shri. Rahul Gandhi will go to Hathras today afternoon to meet the grieving family of the 19-year-old daughter of Uttar Pradesh, who was brutally assaulted, murdered & the body cremated surreptitiously in the middle of night by Yogi Adityanath led BJP Government,” the party said in a statement.

The Congress delegation led by Shri Rahul Gandhi will meet the family members to hear their grievances and demand justice for the victim and her family who have been denied justice and severely traumatized by the BJP Government in their desperate attempt to hide the truth of the heinous crime perpetrated on the victim,” the statement added.

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.