“Why now?” protesters shouted as the vehicles of the ministers slowly drove into the village after the death of the 23-year-old women
LUCKNOW| On Saturday after the death of the Unnao rape and burned victim there were massive protests by angry locals and Congress workers in the village as two ministers from the Yogi Adityanath government arrived in the evening to visit the family.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath instructed two ministers Kamal Rani Varun and Swami Prasad Maurya to visit Unnao as outrage over the rape and murder grew.
CM Yogi Adityanath hours before expressed his thoughts stating, “extremely saddened to hear of the woman’s death and that the case will be heard in a fast-track court. Strictest of punishment should be given to the culprits”.
“Why now?” shouted protesters as the vehicles of the ministers slowly drove into the village, the policemen keeping the angry villagers away from the cars.
Mr. Maurya, after visiting the victim’s family said no culprit will be spared. “Whatever investigation the victim’s family wants, we will do it. The names that have been taken by the victim action will be taken against them. No culprit will be spared. It is not a subject of politics”.
Swami Prasad Maurya after visiting Unnao rape victim's residence: Whatever investigation the victim's family wants, we will do it. The names that have been taken by the victim, action will be taken against them. No culprit will be spared. It is not a subject of politics. pic.twitter.com/BfqSfotycG
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The Yogi Adityanath government has been slammed by opposition leaders including Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mayawati.
Priyanka Gandhi visited the victim’s family earlier today in Unnao and she said, “Chief Minister is saying there is no place for criminals in the state but what he has turned the state into, I think there is no place for women here”.
“Victim’s whole family has been constantly harassed since last year. I have heard that the culprits have some BJP connection. That is why they were being shielded. There is no fear among criminals in the state,” she claimed.
Mayawati alleged, “not a single day goes by without a case of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh.”
The woman had suffered 90 percent burn injuries after five men, including the two men alleged of raping her, attacked her on Thursday morning while she was on her way for a court hearing in the rape case. She died of a cardiac arrest at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital late last night, where she had been airlifted a day earlier. The main accused in the case had just been released on bail a week earlier.