New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday alleged that the Yogi Adityanath government was threatening the family of the Hathras gang-rape victim and asserted that such behaviour was not acceptable to the country.
Hitting out at the Yogi Adityanath dispensation, Priyanka Gandhi said the UP government is “morally corrupt”.
“The victim did not get treatment, her complaint was not registered on time, her body was forcibly cremated, the family is in captivity, they are being suppressed — now they are being threatened that they will have to undergo a narco test,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.
“This behaviour is not acceptable to the country. Stop threatening the victim’s family,” she said.
यूपी सरकार नैतिक रूप से भ्रष्ट है।
पीड़िता को इलाज नहीं मिला, समय पर शिकायत नहीं लिखी, शव को जबरदस्ती जलाया, परिवार कैद में है, उन्हें दबाया जा रहा है – अब उन्हें धमकी दी जा रही कि नार्को टेस्ट होगा।
ये व्यवहार देश को मँजूर नहीं।
पीड़िता के परिवार को धमकाना बंद कीजिए।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) October 3, 2020
Congress MP and senior lawyer Vivek Tankha said he has discussed with party colleague and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal the issue of “confinement” of the Hathras victim’s family, alleging that they were not allowed to meet anyone, including lawyer, doctor, media or well-wishers.
“Gross violation of their fundamental right to life & liberty. @myogiadityanath advised to lift it otherwise we move court,” he said on Twitter.
Discussed with @KapilSibal the issue of confinement of #HathrasVictim family :: not allowed to meet anyone including lawyer doctor media or well wishers. Gross violation of their fundamental right to life & liberty. @myogiadityanath advised to lift it otherwise we move Court
— Vivek Tankha (@VTankha) October 3, 2020
The 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped at a village in Hathras by four men on September 14. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to the Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital where she breathed her last on Tuesday.
She was cremated in the early hours of Wednesday, with her family alleging the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night.
Local police officers, however, had said the cremation was carried out “as per the wishes of the family”.