As a major development in the Hathras rape case, the accused have been moved to Gujarat for lie-detector tests. Reportedly, the four accused have been shifted from Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh jail to Gandhinagar, where they will undergo polygraph and brain-mapping test. The accused had been arrested for allegedly raping a 19-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras village. Earlier, UP CM Yogi Adityanath ordered a CBI probe in the case.
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Following the Supreme Court’s October 27 order, 80 CRPF soldiers took over the security of Hathras rape victim's family. A three-judge Supreme Court bench had asked UP government to ensure CRPF security cover to the family and witnesses within a week. The apex court also observed that all the aspects of the rape case will be considered by the Allahabad High Court. Earlier, the UP Police were entrusted for the family's security.
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Dr Azimuddin Malik, who had rejected the UP Police's “no rape” theory in the Hathras rape case was denied an extension in his service at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). Malik, a temporary doctor at AMU claimed that the samples were collected 11 days after the incident and had no evidentiary value. Reportedly, his service ended on October 10. However, AMU authorities have denied any relation between the incidents.
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Every Police Station in Uttar Pradesh will set up a women help desk to assist and receive complaints from women. The decision was taken by the Uttar Pradesh CM, following a social outrage against Hathras gang rape case. The help desks will be setup from October 17, which coincides with the 'Mission Shakthi' campaign launch. 'Mission Shakthi' is a six-month campaign to empower woman and create awareness with knowledge on self-defence.
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Defending the accused in Hathras rape incident, former BJP MLA Rajvir Singh Pehalvan called a meeting on October 4 at his residence. Blaming the victim’s family over altering statements, they collectively demanded to lodge a cross FIR. The MLA blamed opposition for creating false-pretexts to defame the state government, and welcomed the CBI probe. Reportedly, the meeting was joined by hundreds of people and police were deployed in large… read-more
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Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on October 3 visited the Hathras victim's family. Reportedly, the victim's family stated that the leaders enquired about their daughter and the incidents and promised to help them. After the meet, Priyanka, through Twitter post, raised five questions as well, and demanded that the state government must answer them. Meanwhile, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has recommended a CBI probe in the case.
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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on October 2 said that Congress will put pressure on the UP Government, and urged everyone to raise their voice against the Hathras incident. Speaking at a prayer meeting organised by Valmiki community, she promised that she would stand by the victim's family until justice was served. She accused that the government had not supported the victim's family.
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In Rajasthan's Ajmer district, Youth Congress on October 2 burn effigies of UP CM Yogi Adityanath, PM Modi and "Corrupt Media" at prime locations in the city, expressing their resentment against both the UP and Central government regarding Hathras Rape Case. Ajmer Youth Congress' President Syed Yasir Chishti stated that they are "very upset and angry" with CM Adityanath as he "failed" to protect women in Uttar Pradesh. The party workers said… read-more
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A video of Hathras District Magistrate has gone viral, wherein he can be seen telling the rape victim's father that it was up to the latter to change his statements or not. The conversation was in Hindi, and the officer's tone was intimidating. The officer also said, "half of the media people have already left. Others will leave by tomorrow. Only we will stand with you."
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Uttar Pradesh former CM Mayawati demanded President's rule in the state as another girl was raped and killed in Balrampur district. She called Balrampur incident as a "replay" of Hathras case, and stated that "anti-social elements have taken over the state". Mayawati also said that it would be better for Yogi Adityanath to return to 'Gorakhnath Math' if he could not maintain law and order in the state.
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