Hathras gangrape case: SIT reaches victim’s village, records statements of family
A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath recommended a CBI probe into the alleged gangrape and death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) reached the victim’s village to record the statement of family members.
Hathras (UP): The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the brutal ‘gangrape’ case in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, arrived at the victim's residence on Sunday morning (October 4) to record the statements of her family members.
The SIT had also visited the crime spot and recorded statements of villagers relevant to the case, said officials on October 1.
On the basis of its first report, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has already suspended the Hathras Superintendent of Police, DSP and some other police officers. Their polygraph and narco analysis tests have been recommended.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Saturday also recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case.
This comes amid protests by the Opposition parties and civil society against the UP government across the country.
Earlier on Saturday, DGP HC Awasthi and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi also met the family of the Hathras case victim.
Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also visited the family on Saturday.
On 14th September, a 19-year-old woman from the village was allegedly gangraped by four accused. The girl was first admitted to JN medical college in Aligarh but was shifted to Safdarjung hospital in Delhi last Monday (September 28) as her condition deteriorated. However, she could not be saved and breathed her last on Tuesday morning (September 29) at the hospital. All four accused in the incident have been arrested.