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Hathras Gang Rape Case: CM Yogi Adityanath Sets Up SIT For Investigation

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday morning gave clear directions for investigation in the Hathras Gang Rape Case.  He said a three-member SIT has been set up for the investigation. The team has to submit the report within seven days.

According to the official Twitter handle of Uttar Pradesh CM office, the SIT will have UP Home Secretary Bhagwan S. Srivastava,  Deputy Commissioner of Police Chandraprakash and PAC Sena Nayak Poonam as members.

What You Should Know

  • UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has set up an SIT for investigation in the Hathras gang-rape case.
  • Adityanath has also directed for strict actions against the perpetrator.
  • A  19-year-old Dalit girl was brutally gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s village Hathras on September 14.

Also Read:Hathras Gang Rape Was Not The First. There Is A List Of Heinous Crimes Against Dalit Women

Twitter has been divided over the news of the SIT being formed:

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut also took to Twitter to express her faith in UP Chief Minister. She wrote,  “I have immense faith in Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath ji, just how Priyanka Reddy rapists were shot dead on the very spot they raped and burnt her alive we want the same emotional, instinctive and impulsive justice for #HathrasHorror #HathrasHorrorShocksIndia.”

However, in a tweet journalist, Pallavi Ghosh questioned the lateness of the action, saying, “A three member SIT team set up in the hathras case by UP govt .. am sorry it’s just too late … she died in zero dignity.”

The 19-year-old Dalit girl was brutally gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s village Hathras on September 14. She was initially rushed to J.N. Medical College and Hospital in Aligarh but was later shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi after her condition deteriorated. On Tuesday morning she succumbed to her injuries after fighting for her life for 15 days. All four accused, have been arrested by the police.

The family has of late alleged that her funeral was conducted without their consent. According to the latest reports, Hathras DM has denied the allegations. He said, “The allegations that funeral was conducted without family’s consent are wrong. The father & brother gave their consent to conduct funeral at night. Family members were also present at funeral. Vehicle carrying victim’s body was present at village from 12:45 to 2:30am.”

Also Read:The Hathras Gang Rape Exposes The Control Of Brahmanical Patriarchy In Indian Society

Sanskriti Tiwari is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.