Badaun gangrape: Rahul Gandhi meets victims’ family members, demands CBI probe

Rahul visited the village and met their family members as they pressed for a CBI probe and demanded justice for their girls.

By: Express News Service | Badaun (up) | Updated: May 31, 2014 3:49 pm
Each day, anonymous quotes by “senior” Congress leaders fill the newspapers, holding Rahul Gandhi and his core team of young advisors culpable for the party’s electoral defeat Rahul Gandhi on Saturday announced that a CBI probe must be ordered into the Badaun gangrape incident.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that a CBI inquiry should be ordered and that ‘compensation means nothing’ after two dalit sisters were gangraped and murdered in Badaun, UP. He visited the village and met their family members as they pressed for a CBI probe and refused to take any compensation, demanding justice for their girls.

Gandhi was accompanied by AICC general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Madhusudan Mistry, state PCC chief Nirmal Khatri and chairman of AICC Scheduled Castes department K Raju. The Congress Vice President met the family at their home and also visited the site, where the bodies of the two girls were found hanging. He assured the family of all possible help, Congress leaders said.

The family members told Rahul that they don’t have faith in the state police and want a CBI probe, they said. The two victims, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a mango tree in the village in Ushait area the next morning.

This is the first visit of the Congress Vice President outside his Parliamentary constituency Amethi in Uttar Pradesh after the party’s debacle in the recent Lok Sabha polls. Pressing for a CBI probe into the incident, the family of the victims today said it was more gruesome than the December 16 gangrape case and demanded that the culprits be hanged publicly.

“We want justice and not compensation. The manner in which the entire world saw our innocent girls hanging, we want that in the same manner it should watch the culprits being hanged. They should be hanged publicly,” said the father of one of the girls.

The incident had triggered protests in the area with villagers alleging police apathy, following which an FIR was registered against seven persons. The incident also led to a nation wide furore. Home Minister Rajnath Singh was on Friday briefed by officials on the incident.

All the five main accused, including two policemen, have been arrested, police said on Saturday. Badaun is 300 km from Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    Kulbir Singh
    May 31, 2014 at 11:08 am
    Rahul shied away from demanding imposition of President's rule in UP.
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    Dr.G.G.Rajan
    May 31, 2014 at 11:50 pm
    Shedding crocodile tears ! This type of gimmick won't work. Voters know your true color !
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    adya
    May 31, 2014 at 12:27 pm
    you had not one word to say about nirbhaya. nor did your party fast track it enough. its due to the apathy of the political cl that such things happen in the 21st c. you are no better than akhilesh. all for show no real feelings.
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    Krishnamurthy Raveendren
    May 31, 2014 at 9:18 am
    kejiriwal should visit the family and help them now he is the national leader.
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    Satish Chandra
    May 31, 2014 at 9:39 am
    I have said that, starting with the Delhi gang-rape in a bus, the flurry of highly publicized gang rape cases in India has been staged by India's RAW which is a branch of the CIA which has done this to b India as unsafe for women, the rape capital of the world, etc. when exactly the opposite is true; rape is incomparably more prevalent in the .United States and street violence against women in India is negligible compared to the United States. See WhatYouShouldKnowAboutRAWDOTblogspotDOTcom. The killing BY POLICEMEN of two girls who had gone to the fields to relieve themselves was staged by RAW to counter my comments about fecal bacteria from flush toilets in their drinking water forming the essence of Americans because of which they deserve to be killed as ruthlessly as fecal bacteria, going to the fields being the most environmentally friendly way to defecate, etc. after an American said “Do you have a toilet yet?“ in response to my comment about making India the supreme military and economic power in the world by destroying Washington and New York with emplaced nuclear warheads with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destro if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation. A woman named Kate commented on a photo-story of their killing in hromediaDOTcom : "These girls were gang raped, then the rapists dressed them back up.bed their hair and then hung them? Photo quality is poor..but does anyone else find the photo odd?" Yes it is odd because the w incident was staged by RAW. By bing India as unsafe for women, the rape capital of the world, etc., the United States and its friends are seeking an excuse to invade and colonize India on the grounds of human rights, protecting women, etc. Goonda Modi has been appointed by CIA-RAW and collaborating in the planned American takeover of India of which 100% FDI is defence is a part. This is what the United States is like -- evil like which would not happen in India without CIA rule -- and what has to be done: ""India's greatest scientist and greatest living Indian publicly tortured in Harvard seminar, systematically and totally starved for up to 3 weeks at a time, made semi-starved and homeless and even blind for years, kept under 24-hour audio and video surveillance as well as surveillance of [and interference with] communications and electrical typewriter and computer use, doent creation and photocopying, etc., by satellite for more than past 3 decades, systematically hared and in poverty and neutralised and robbed of his work at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year, robbed of crores in his money and property in India by C.I.A.-RAW, forced back into exile in the U.S., all with full cooperation and partition of India's RAW and India's C.I.A.-RAW-controlled prime ministers, politicians and media -- to keep India poor, weak and enslaved" and how this means the nuclear destruction of New Delhi and then the coast-to-coast destruction of the U.S.; see my blog led 'Nuclear Supremacy For India Over U.S.' which can be found by a Yahoo/Google search with the le; my biography can be found in Marquis' Who's Who in the World, 2014 and earlier editions."
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    PS Rao
    Jun 2, 2014 at 1:00 pm
    In india fear of law has gone long back..so examine the crpc and criminal justice and impose ruthless punishmen for grue some offences..then ncrime comes down. America the very thought of crime people shiver in pants..because cobs are very quick smart and powerfulldia can take training from American ncobs..
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    PS Rao
    Jun 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm
    Tradition is the ultimate..law cant touch tradition coustom which is age old.,let be any religion.consution guarantees to practice any religion then how law can interfere,in family matters.
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    PS Rao
    Jun 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm
    every crime is heinous either dacoity murder rape ie force on women ,bank cheating loan duping and what not.between havs and havnot there is a dispute..then why politicalise the issue police will do their job..its not that akilesh propagates rape and others don't..everypart of country has a crime even united states has ,when men comit sucide its not shown in tv but when women dies tv shows as drunken mans offence againist women..so media high time refrain from colouring the offenses aginist men...be neutral
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