The family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died after allegedly being raped by four men in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district, will appear before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court amid tight security on Monday (October 12).
The court on October 1 had asked the woman’s parents to come to apprise it of their versions of the incident and had also ordered the Hathras district administration to arrange for their travel to the court and facilitate their appearance before it.
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The court had also sought an explanation from top officials of the Uttar Pradesh government and police about the late night cremation of the rape victim.
“The district judge, who has been appointed the nodal officer for the appearance of the Hathras victim’s family members before the high court, is in touch with it as to when the case is listed. The family will move accordingly. The family is in Hathras as of now,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Vineet Jaiswal told PTI.
The case which has put the Yogi Adityanath government in a spot, especially after the hurried cremation of the victim by police while her family was locked up in their house, has been taken over by the CBI .