The Director-Common of Uttar Pradesh Police, HC Awasthy, is in Hathras as we speak amid controversy over the native administration’s dealing with of the alleged gang rape and homicide of a 20-year-old Dalit lady, by 4 males from the so-called higher caste, final month. HC Awasthy, the UP DGP, is accompanied by Further Chief Secretary (House) Awanish Awasthi.
The go to – the primary by such high-ranking officers – comes as a wave of criticism is directed on the Yogi Adityanath authorities over each the Hathras tragedy and similarly horrific crimes against women.
The go to additionally comes a day after an indignant Allahabad Excessive Court docket summoned high officers, though solely on October 12. The court docket mentioned the matter was of “immense public significance… includes allegation of high-handedness by authorities leading to violation of primary human and basic rights”.
Yesterday 5 policemen, together with the Superintendent of Police, were suspended from Hathras district because the BJP authorities within the state tries to quell the flood of criticism coming its approach. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claimed his authorities was “committed to the safety and security of women“.
The household of the younger lady from Hathras has, nonetheless, alleged a number of lapses from the police and authorities all through the case. The police additionally triggered outrage after speeding to cremate the physique at 2.30 am, after allegedly locking up the household of their properties.
They’ve additionally accused district officials of locking them up of their properties and taking away their telephones. Nonetheless, Hathras Joint Justice of the Peace Prem Prakash Meena dismissed these allegations as we speak, telling NDTV: “The allegations by a boy who spoke to some reporters on Friday are baseless. If a baby can escape, it reveals there have been no restrictions on the household. No telephones had been confiscated”.
Police have additionally been criticised for manhandling of opposition leaders seeking to converse to the younger lady’s household. Earlier this week each Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and the Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien had been shoved to the bottom by UP cops as they tried to succeed in Hathras.
Mr Gandhi is set to make another attempt this afternoon, however cops have already arrange a barricade alongside the freeway that connects Delhi to Noida in UP. Mr Meena additional mentioned solely reporters had been allowed to go to the village presently and that Mr Gandhi wouldn’t be allowed to enter.
The 20-year-old lady, who died Tuesday at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital, suffered fractures, paralysis and a spinal damage after a savage assault by 4 males from the so-called higher castes. The police mentioned there was a gash in her tongue; she had bitten it whereas being strangled.
The assault has been in comparison with the 2012 gang rape in Delhi.
Livid protests towards the police and the federal government have been staged throughout the nation, together with one in nationwide capital Delhi on Friday, the place Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal made an look and demanded that the four accused be executed.