Rahul, Priyanka walk to meet Hathras gang-rape victim’s family after stopped by police at UP highway

Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have started a foot-march on the highway after their convoy en route to Hathras gangrape victim’s residence was stopped at the Yamuna Expressway.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at Yogi Adityanath-led UP government as she was marching towards Hathras on Thursday afternoon.

Priyanka earlier in a tweet said, “the victim’s family had been detained and was not being allowed to talk to anyone.”

Union Minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi hit back at the Congress saying that the probe teams are carrying out an investigation, but there should not be any political tourism on the same.

“Those who are trying to increase the tension through political tourism, should not do that. Everyone is saddened and want punishment for the culprits, Uttar Pradesh government is working towards it. You will see the results soon,” he said.

Yesterday, UP CM Yogi Adityanath formed a three-member SIT to investigate the incident.

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.