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Hathras case: CBI charges four accused of gangrape, murder

The Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14. She died on September 29 at Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital during treatment.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 19, 2020 1:50:57 am
Hathras gangrape case, Hathras case, CBI files chargesheet in Hathras gangrape, UP police, UP government, Indian expressFile photo of the Police deployed in the village of the Dalit woman in Hathras.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Friday filed its chargesheet against four accused in the alleged gangrape and murder case of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in  Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. The chargesheet indicates that the victim was gangraped and murdered by the accused. Hathras court will preside over the trial now.

The chargesheet has been filed under sections 354, 376 A, 376 D and 302 of IPC and SC ST Act.

The Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14. She died on September 29 at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital during treatment.

The victim was cremated in the dead of the night near her home on September 30. Her family alleged they were forced by the local police to hurriedly conduct her last rites. Local police officers, however, said the cremation was carried out “as per the wishes of the family”.

The Yogi Adityanath Government had faced a lot of flak for the case which was later transferred to the CBI. The findings submitted by the CBI have left red faced the top officials of Uttar Pradesh Police who had claimed that no evidence of rape was found in forensic tests.

With PTI inputs

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