New Delhi : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra indicted the BJP for inventing a narrative to malign the Hathras victim, saying she deserves justice and not slander and misrepresentation.
She also accused the ruling party in Uttar Pradesh of fabricating a narrative to hold the girl responsible for crimes committed against her.
“A heinous crime has been committed at Hathras, leaving a 19-year-old Dalit girl dead. Her body was burnt without her family’s participation or consent. She deserves justice not malignancy,” Gandhi said. The Congress general secretary for Uttar Pradesh also used a hashtag, accusing the BJP of being “shameless”.
The 19-year-old Dalit girl from Hathras was allegedly raped and attacked by four upper-caste men. She later succumbed to injuries at a Delhi hospital. The brutality has triggered outrage across the country after TV footage showed that the local police cremated the body at night. Her family members alleged they were not allowed to bring the body home one last time, but the police claimed that they had the family’s consent for the cremation.