After a delegation of Samajwadi Party (SP) met the kin of the alleged gang-rape victim in Hathras, the party said that it will support all the demands of the family regarding the case.
"A delegation of SP reached Gholiya village on the instructions of the national president. To support the family in their fight for the punishment of the killers of the minor daughter, they condoled the struggling and grieving family. A report will be submitted to the national president. SP supports every demand of the victim's family," the party tweeted from the official twitter handle.
Earlier, party president and former chief minister Akhilesh Yadav condemned the lathi charge by Uttar Pradesh police on Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Jayant Chaudhary.
"The lathi charge by the government, administration, and police on Jayant Chaudhary, a senior leader of the Rashtriya Lok Dal, who went to meet the family of the victim of the rape victim in Hathras, is absolutely condemnable. The government should leave conceit and give them immediate protection," tweeted Yadav.
He added that all the families in the country have to come together to protect their daughters and sisters, and to break the 'egoistical-sleep' of people in power.
"Today, we the families in the country have to come together to protect our sisters and daughters. Only then the egoistical sleep of power will be broken. In every case of rape, whether it is Hathras, Baran, or Balrampur, every government will have to abandon the biased politics of religion, caste, class, vote, and influence and take a pledge for women's safety," he tweeted further.
Earlier today, UP police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd agitating outside the village of Hathras victim.
Prem Prakash Meena, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) of Hathras Sadar, told that despite making it clear that a delegation of not more than five people can be allowed inside, workers of Samajwadi Party and Rashtiya Lok Dal (RLD) started to push around and misbehave with lady constables.
"In the morning itself we made it clear that a delegation of not more than five people can be allowed inside because it's a small village and there could be a law and order problem. The delegation from Samajwadi Party and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) came in. We led five members from each to get inside. But eventually, their workers started to push around and misbehave with lady constables," he said.
He said that a circle officer (CO) got injured in the ruckus created by the party workers after they broke the barricading and pelted stones, and to disperse the crowd police had to use mild force.
"They broke the barricading open and pelted stones. One of our COs got injured. To disperse the crowd we had to use mild force. He was pushed to the ground," the SDM said.
Jayant Chaudhary, leader of RLD met the family of the alleged gang-rape victim in Hathras today.
Around 300 police personnel are being deployed to maintain law and order in the area. Section 144 of CrPC has been imposed in the victim's village which restricts gathering of more than five people in the area.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister had on Saturday recommended a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation into the case.
The 19-year-old woman from Hathras died at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital on September 29. All the four accused in the incident have been arrested.
( With inputs from ANI )
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