There is growing anger across India over the murder of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh after the gang rape. Amid growing anger, five policemen, including the Superintendent of Police of the state’s Hathras district, were dismissed. It was decided after preliminary investigation by the Special Investigation Team that evidence of mismanagement was found against him. Investigators called all concerned, including the suspects and the victims’ families, to undergo a false identification test. This information came from the broadcast media NDTV report.
On 14 September, a Dalit girl was raped by four upper castes in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh. The 20-year-old died in a Delhi hospital on Tuesday, 29 September. Doctors said that several bones have broken in the woman’s body, including her spine. His tongue was also severed. The police buried his body that night. There are allegations that the Uttar Pradesh police forcibly snatched her body from relatives. The family was reared at home. Some policemen set the girl’s body on fire at 2.30 am. The move is believed to have been taken to avoid protests.
Protests erupted in several Indian cities on Friday over the Hathras incident. Such a protest in Delhi was attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Vim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, an organization representing members of the Dalit community.
The protests criticized the Hathras police. Media and political leaders were particularly criticized for forcibly burning the woman’s body and preventing her from entering the village.
Meanwhile, the Allahabad High Court has issued a self-motivated rule on the issue. The top officials of the state of Uttar Pradesh have been summoned.
Family members said the woman had died as a result of rape and cruelty, but Prashant Kumar, a senior officer of the Uttar Pradesh police, claimed on Thursday that the cause of her death was a neck injury. He stated that no sperm was found in his forensic sample.
The ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh has promised to ensure justice for the victims’ families. The party alleged that opposition parties, including Congress, are exploring political opportunities on the issue.
The BJP has come under fire due to several similar incidents in Uttar Pradesh in the last few years. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is also being asked to resign. However, he is clearly not paying attention to it. “Anyone who thinks about ruining a woman’s self-esteem will face complete destruction,” she said on Friday.