Alwar, Rajasthan: Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the Alwar gang-rape victim and said justice would be served (Ab Hoga Nyay).
The Rajasthan Congress was earlier criticised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, who claimed the Ashok Gehlot-led administration suppressed news of the attack. She also said the police deliberately delayed filing a FIR because of the ongoing “election season”.
Rahul Gandhi refused to respond to PM Modi’s comments instead he said, “The only thing I would say is this girl, this family, will get justice. I have not come here to do politics. It’s an emotional thing for me. I have come here to meet the survivor”.
Reiterating that “appropriate action” will be taken, Congress chief also said he spoke to the family on “personal matters” and that he would not discuss those.
Alwar Gang-Rape (April 26): A woman member of the Dalit community was on a riding motorbike with her husband when the accused persons, who were also on motorbikes interrupted their ride and took them to a fields. She was raped in front of her husband as she watched him getting thrashed by others. An accused recorded the entire sexual abuse.
The husband claims the police were informed on April 30 but the FIR wasn’t lodged till May 7, a day after the fifth phase of voting (and the last in the state) concluded.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot rejecting the claims at a press conference on Thursday alongside Gandhi said, “the FIR was lodged on May 2.”
Gehlot, however, slammed PM Modi for saying “many lies”. He also said that the Rajasthan government has even taken measures to ensure the survivor would get employment.
The police have said all six accused have been arrested, including the individual who filmed the crime and threatened the survivor he would share the clip on social media if she went to the police.
“A Dalit girl was gang-raped by thugs. Instead of catching the accused the Congress government is trying to bury the case. This happened because there were elections in the state then. They delayed justice. This is the truth of Congress’ nyay,” said the Prime Minister while addressing an election rally in Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh last week.
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