“The victim did not get treatment, her complaint was not registered on time, her body was forcibly cremated, the family is in captivity, they are being suppressed — now they are being threatened that they will have to undergo a narco test,” she said in a tweet in Hindi.
यूपी सरकार नैतिक रूप से भ्रष्ट है। पीड़िता को इलाज नहीं मिला, समय पर शिकायत नहीं लिखी, शव को जबरदस्ती जलाया, परि… https://t.co/zSpX6udNuL
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) 1601697640000
“This behaviour is not acceptable to the country. Stop threatening the victim’s family,” she said.
Congress MP and senior lawyer Vivek Tankha said he has discussed with party colleague and senior lawyer Kapil Sibal the issue of “confinement” of the Hathras victim’s family, alleging that they were not allowed to meet anyone, including lawyer, doctor, media or well-wishers.
“Gross violation of their fundamental right to life & liberty. @myogiadityanath advised to lift it otherwise we move court,” he said on Twitter.
The 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped at a village in Hathras by four men on September 14. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to the Delhi’s Safdarjung hospital where she breathed her last on Tuesday.
She was cremated in the early hours of Wednesday, with her family alleging the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night.
Local police officers, however, had said the cremation was carried out “as per the wishes of the family”.