CBI files case in Hathras case, day after taking over from UP police


Hathras rape case: UP police accused of delay in responding to complaint

Strong points

  • Yogi Adityanath’s government recommended CBI investigation last week
  • The UP government has been sharply criticized for its handling of the case
  • Many have compared the case to the 2012 gang rape in the nation’s capital

New Delhi:

The CBI registered a complaint against an accused in connection with the alleged gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit woman in the Hathras of Uttar Pradesh last month. According to the ANI news agency, the FIR, filed at the police station in Ghaziabad, UP, lists rape, attempted murder and gang rape.

Recorded at the request of the UP government and on “further notification from the Indian government”, the plaintiff – one of the young woman’s brothers – alleged that on September 14 the defendant attempted to strangle his sister in a millet field.

The agency was seized of the matter last week by pressured chief minister Yogi Adityanath. He took over the case from the UP police yesterday.

The young woman was allegedly gang-raped and assaulted by four “upper caste” men from her village. She died in a Delhi hospital two weeks later from injuries sustained in a savage attack that many have compared to the 2012 gang rape in the nation’s capital – a crime that has sparked protests across the country and calls for stronger laws to prevent crimes against women.

The incident led to an avalanche of criticism directed against the UP government and police.

Much of that criticism has centered on the government’s handling of the case, including its treatment of the traumatized family of the young woman – whom they have reportedly locked up in their homes while they hastily cremated their daughter. night.

The government was also accused of covering up the crime attributed to the “upper caste” Thakurs.


Hathras: UP police criticized for investigating case

Police, meanwhile, were accused of reacting slowly to the complaint.

They were also criticized for claiming that no rape had taken place; Cops pointed to a forensic report that no semen was found, but experts said there was little chance that the semen would be recovered since the samples were taken 11 days after the attack.

According to a reminder of existing laws released yesterday by the Home Office, a medical examination (in cases of sexual assault) must be carried out within 24 hours of receiving the information.

They have since filed 19 FIRs but none against the accused. Instead, they are against “strangers” for a plot to defame the state government.

The emphasis on the safety of women in Uttar Pradesh was highlighted by a number of equally brutal crimes reported in the days following the Hathras incident.

According to data released by the National Crime Records Bureau last month, India recorded an average of 87 rape cases per day last year – an increase of more than 7% from 2018 and an increase from l previous year (2017) as well.

With the contribution of ANI


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