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Hathras case highlights: Determined to punish culprits harshly, says UP CM

Tension in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras village intensified on Saturday after district administration imposed prohibitory orders to maintain law and order situation ahead of visit by Opposition leaders to meet the family of 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was allegedly gang-raped by four men on September 14.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Oct 04, 2020 02:06 IST
Hathras case highlights: Determined to punish culprits harshly, says UP CM
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has recommended CBI probe in the Hathras gang-rape case on Saturday. (File photo)

Marking key developments in the case on Saturday, top officials of the Yogi Adityanath-led government have been rushed to meet the family members of 19-year-old Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped and assaulted by four men in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras village on September 14.

The district administration had clamped prohibitory orders in the village, restricting access of people to the victim's family members on Saturday.

In a second attempt, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi have decided to go to Hathras on Saturday afternoon to meet the family of the 19-year-old victim who died earlier this week in Delhi.


Catch all the major highlights from Saturday here:

12:04 AM IST

Former Lok Sabha MP Jayant Chaudhary to visit Hathras on Sunday

Former Lok Sabha MP from Rashtriya Lok Dal Jayant Chaudhary said he will reach Hathras on Sunday at 11 am via a tweet.

11:45 PM IST

'All parents must teach their daughters good values': BJP's Surendra Singh

UP BJP MLA from Ballia Surendra Singh said that parents who have daughters should emphasize upon imparting good values. He said these incidents can be curbed if the government and people work together. He said harsh punishments might not deter people from committing such acts again.

11:02 PM IST

'Determined to ensure the harshest punishment': UP CM Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath said the state government is seeking an inquiry by the Central Bureau of Investigation for a probe into all aspects linked to the Hathras episode.

“We are determined to ensure the harshest punishment for all those responsible for this incident,” he tweeted in Hindi.

08:46 PM IST

UP CM Yogi Adityanath recommends CBI probe in Hathras case

07:58 PM IST

Priyanka Gandhi meets Hathras gang-rape victim's family

07:45 PM IST

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi reach Hathras, to meet victim's family soon

07:10 PM IST

Left, Congress protest in Kolkata over Hathras incident

Left and Congress activists protested in Kolkata on Saturday against the alleged gang rape of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras that has triggered a nationwide outrage.

Carrying placards having slogans such as "Defeat fascist BJP at Centre and TMC in Bengal" and "Down with fascists who throttle democracy", around a 1,000 members of the CPI(M), Congress and their affiliates marched from Moulali to Esplanade in the heart of the city in the afternoon.

07:01 PM IST

SP workers booked for protesting against Hathras incident in Muzaffarnagar

Samajwadi Party workers, including its youth wing vice president Gaurav Jain and district media in-charge Sajid Hasan, were booked for violation of prohibitory orders in Civil Lines area, police said on Saturday.

05:47 PM IST

SIT will look into all issues raised by victim's family: Officials

The SIT will look into all issues raised by the family of the 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, and the strictest action will be taken against the culprits, Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Awanish Awasthi, said on Saturday after meeting the victim's kin.

05:06 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee to protest Hathras gang-rape, to take out a rally

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee takes out rally in Kolkata in protest against alleged gang-rape and assault of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras.

04:52 PM IST

'Want to know whose body was burnt that day': Kin seek answers

Talking to media after two days, the 19-year-old victim's family questioned hurried cremation by the government. "We want to know whose body was burnt on that day. And if it was our sister's body then why did they burn her (the body) in this manner? All of us requested the police and the administration to allow us to see her one last time," said the victim's brother after the media was allowed in the village and to speak with the victim's family.

04:18 PM IST

5 people to meet Hathras victim's family, says Rahul Gandhi

A maximum of 5 people will meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family in view of Section 144, says Rahul Gandhi in address at Delhi-Noida border.

03:56 PM IST

Valmiki community members clash with police in Agra

Scores of Valmiki community members who were protesting against the Hathras incident clashed with the police in Agra on Saturday.

The protesters pelted stones at the policemen and official vehicles.

03:53 PM IST

Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi at Delhi Noida border

Congress leader Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi, on their way to Hathras, stopped at Delhi-Noida border.

03:31 PM IST

High security at DND as Rahul Gandhi leaves for Hathras

Heavy police deployment has come up on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border in Noida on Saturday, ahead of a scheduled visit of a Congress delegation that plans to meet the family of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras who died after allegedly being gang-raped.

First published: Oct 03, 2020 12:15 IST