New Delhi (ILNS): Following massive public outrage over the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl from Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, the state’s Chief Minister, Yogi Aditynath today announced a three-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe into the incident and report back in 7 days.
Considering the number of similar cases piling up in Uttar Pradesh, the CM has also said that this case should be carried through a fast track court.
The SIT will be led by Bhagwan Swarup, home secretary and will also have DIG Chandraprakash and commandant PAC Agra, Poonam.
Two weeks ago the girl was brutally gang-raped in a village in Hathras district. Part of her was paralysed by the brutality. She was taken to the J N Medical College Hospital in Aligarh in serious condition. When her condition did not improve she was moved to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Monday. However, she could not be saved and died on Tuesday.
Protest against midnight cremation
Meanwhile, political analyst and social activist Tehseen Poonawala has written to the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and other Judges of the Supreme Court regarding the mid-night cremation of the Hathras gang-rape victim by the police and administrative authorities. The letter urges the judges to take up the case suo-moto and summon the authorities involved.
He has requested the apex court to summon Chief Secretary UP, Home Secretary UP, DG UP Police and DM Hathras in regards to the recent gang rape case in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.