In yet another shocking incident, a young woman of 20 was allegedly assaulted brutally, gang-raped, and left to die in Hathras, UP. Reported to be an instance of caste-based violence, the young woman fought for two weeks, before succumbing to her injuries.
And it has now been reported that the victim was cremated late at night by the police, without the presence of her family, and allegedly, against their requests.
The UP government and UP Police came under heavy criticism following the death of the 19-year-rape victim who suffered grievous injuries when she was subjected to severe brutality in her village. The woman passed away at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday after battling for life for weeks.
Late on Tuesday night, UP Police personnel cremated the body of the Hathras rape victim in the absence of her family members even as they continued with their protests.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has formed a 3-member panel to probe the Hathras gangrape and death case and asked the team to submit a report.
Twitterati has now condemned the Police action, and called it a blatant disregard of humanity
ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE – Right behind me is the body of #HathrasCase victim burning. Police barricaded the family inside their home and burnt the body without letting anybody know. When we questioned the police, this is what they did. pic.twitter.com/0VgfQGjjfb
— Tanushree Pandey (@TanushreePande) September 29, 2020
Sadly nothing has changed in India from Nirbhaya to Manisha!
Tongue cut off, Neck and Spinal cord broken.
She couldn't survive the brutal rape and passed away. #7Baje7Minute #JusticeForManisha #JusticeForManishaValmiki pic.twitter.com/IJWIOoMvst
— mayuri saikia (@mayuris45425174) September 29, 2020
#Hathras will forever remain a blemish on the fabric of this nation. Shame on all those who shield people who commit such crimes and all those who cover it up. To deny an already broken & grieving family their daughters last rites is barbaric. Humanity is dead.
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) September 30, 2020
I have no words left to express my feelings on what has happened in Hatharas. My daughters, I am sorry.
— Kailash Satyarthi (@k_satyarthi) September 30, 2020
It’s time. @myogiadityanath should RESIGN. Under him utter breakdown of law & order in UP. His policies have created caste strife, fake encounters, gang wars & there is a RAPE EPIDEMIC in Uttar Pradesh. #Hathras case is only one example. #YogiMustResign #PresidentRuleInUP
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) September 29, 2020
Disgusting. What happened here is disgusting. These men are disgusting and I hope they pay the heaviest price possible for taking away the right to mourn from thie family. If our authorities and leadership do not take action, we have ZERO right to call ourselves a democracy. https://t.co/B8RY5HwjgU
— Vir Das (@thevirdas) September 30, 2020
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 29, 2020
We are almost living at the edge of extinction yet women are still struggling for their fundamental rights to live.
Crazy how it’s been a whole human era, and yet, we are failing. #JusticeForManishaValmiki
— uno (@bbgathome) September 30, 2020
Caste based violence IS caste based violence. Reporting it for it is, is not reduction. https://t.co/yoc8E3b8rT
— Chinmayi Sripaada (@Chinmayi) September 29, 2020