The Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, which is in nationwide focus following the loss of life of a teen due to a brutal assault final month, witnessed yet one more protest on Tuesday after the loss of life of an alleged rape sufferer.
The minor woman died at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on Monday, 15 days after being allegedly raped by her maternal cousin in Aligarh, police official Vineet Jaiswal mentioned.
She used to stick with her maternal aunt in Aligarh, whereas the household belonged to Hathras.
Following her loss of life, the relations and villagers blocked a highway within the district, alleging inaction by a police official in Aligarh.
Mr Jaiswal mentioned she was allegedly raped by her minor cousin about 15 days in the past. “The boy can be mentally unsound. A case was registered within the native police station, following which the accused was detained and produced earlier than a juvenile court docket,” he mentioned.
Mr Jaiswal added that her household had grievances towards a junior police official, which was addressed, following which they ended the roadblock.
“Sadly the woman died yesterday (Monday) at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. The household introduced the physique to Hathras for final rights, following which they blocked a highway. They’d some complaints towards the SHO. The Aligarh administration was knowledgeable about it they usually took acceptable actions towards the SHO. Now the scenario has been introduced underneath management and the household has carried out her final rites,” he mentioned.