HATHRAS, UP: BJP leader Uma Bharti slammed the Uttar Pradesh police for their handling of the Hathras incident, saying that they have damaged the image of the Uttar Pradesh government and BJP.
She urged Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to call off the cops who have laid a siege around the home and village of Hathras where a 19-year-old Dalit girl was brutally raped and tortured.
She criticised the police for conducting the cremation of the victim in a hurry and that too in the absence of the family.
She also requested the CM to allow the media and politicians, including the opposition, to meet the family.
On October 3rd evening, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, and their supporters came to Delhi's Jantar Mantar to protest against the Hanthras rape.
Arvind Kejriwal demanded capital punishment for rapists.
Leaders from opposition parties also gathered there to demand justice in the alleged gang rape and murder case of a 19-year-old.
The Superintendent of Police and others have been suspended in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district amid growing nationwide outrage.
A 19-year-old Dalit girl was gang-raped and tortured by four men who left her to die. Her mother found her battered and bleeding. She died in AIIMS after battling for her life for two weeks.
The police cremated her at midnight in the absence of her family leading to outrage regarding the handling of the case.
Currently, the police have sealed the village of Hathras and the family is prevented from talking to the media and politicians.