In September 2020, the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in Hathras shocked the nation. Some 27 years earlier, another similar rape occurred. Both are mirror images in terms of the crime and legal implications.
In a recent case of alleged rape and murder of two minors, a UP police officer revealed the names of the victims, violating a Supreme Court order against such acts. Many news outlets also published the names.
While the gangrape and death of a young woman in UP shocked the nation, what numbed it was the heartlessness of the police which cremated her in the dead of night and claimed that she hadn’t even been raped.