On Friday, Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi joined the protest at Jantar Mantar against the gang rape assault of a Dalit woman who was 19-year-old in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh.
The Chief Minister addressing the protestors said that the incident should not be politicised. He also added that no rape incidents should happen in the country.
The CM said as per ANI reports that the entire country wants strict punishment for the culprits.
“Some people feel that attempts are being made to save them. At this time, the victim’s family needs all the possible help,” Arvind Kejriwal said, according to ANI reports.
On September 14, a Dalit woman of 19 years age from Uttar Pradesh died at a hospital in New Delhi after she was gang-raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras district.
15 days ago after the incident, the victim was admitted to the hospital. Her tongue was cut off with severed injured spinal cord, along with other serious injuries. She was shifted to Aligarh hospital firstly for treatment and was later moved to Safdurjung hospital in Delhi.
The woman’s body was cremated in Hathras in the morning today. As per local police officers, the cremation was done with the permission of the family.
“The Hathras victim was earlier raped by some beasts and yesterday the entire system raped her. The entire matter is highly painful,” Mr Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.
Earlier, Mr Arvind Kejriwal had termed the death of the 19-year-old woman as a “matter of shame for the whole society, country and all governments,” and demanded death penalty for those found guilty.
On Friday, Delhi’s Jantar Mantar witnessed its first biggest protest ever since the pandemic began, demanding justice for Hathras’s victim. Several protestors raised slogans without wearing masks.
People held candlelight for the Hathras victim raising slogans demanding the resignation of UP’s CM Yogi Adityanath and seeking justice for the victim.