Uttar Pradesh: Amid the outrageous movement over the death and forced cremation of a Dalit gang-rape victim from Hathras on social media, another Dalit woman died after gang-rape by two youths in Balrampur district of the state.
Balrampur Superintendent of Police Dev Ranjan Verma said the incident happened in the Gaisari area of the district, where a 22-year-old Dalit woman, working in a private firm, failed to return home in time on Tuesday evening, prompting her parents to start looking for her.
According to the family members, the girl looked dazed and in a serious condition, after which she was rushed to the hospital by her kin. She died on her way to the hospital, Balrampur SP Dev Ranjan Verma told the media.
With these back to back two incidents, the Uttar Pradesh government is facing backlash from political spectrum.
Backlashing Yogi government, Samajwadi Party supremo and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said, “After Hathras, now a daughter was harassed and gang-raped in Balrampur. The victim died in serious condition. Condolences!” The BJP government should commit no laxity in this case as was done in Hathras and arrest the accused immediately.”
Congress leader Raj Babbar wrote on his Twitter handle, “Now in #Balrampur, a girl from the Dalit society was harassed. A similar incident has also happened in Azamgarh and Bulandshahr. In every case, the victim is waiting for justice. The BJP, which came to power with the promise of women’s security, has forgotten it now.”
“In last two days, two Dalit girls were gang-raped in UP and both succumbed to the brutal assault,” the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) tweeted.