Family members of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was killed after being allegedly raped by four men in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district will appear before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court amid tight security.
Hathras Superintendent of Police Vineet Jaiswal told PTI on Saturday that the district judge of Hathras has been appointed as the nodal officer before the High Court for the presence of a member of the Hathras victim family.
The police and district administration are working on a detailed plan regarding how many family members will leave and when they will leave Hathras.
Jaiswal said, “Hathras police will be responsible for their safety and a detailed plan is being made.”
According to the police, to ensure the safety of his family members, sixty security personnel have been deployed here for security and eight closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras were installed at the alleged gang-rape victim’s house in his village in Bulgarhi area. Huh.
DIG Shalabh Mathur, who was sent from Lucknow to Hathras as the nodal officer, told PTI on Friday that a control room would also be set up there if needed.
Police said that the victim’s house was being monitored round the clock with the help of CCTV cameras.
The SP of Hathras said that at the entry of the house a register of visitors was kept by the policemen.
“Shocked” by the alleged gang rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman and subsequent forced cremation, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on 1 October summoned top government officials to court.
A division bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Jaspreet Singh ordered Uttar Pradesh’s additional chief secretary, the state’s chief of police and an additional director general of police to appear on October 12 to brief them about the incident.
Taking cognizance of prosecuting the case, which caused widespread outrage, the bench ordered the District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police of Hathras to appear in court to apprise him of various aspects of the case, including its investigation. .
“The events following the death of the victim on September 29, 2020, which lead to her cremation, as has been allegedly done, have shaken our conscience. Therefore, we are taking automatic cognizance against the same, ”the bench said in its order.
The bench had asked the parents of the deceased woman to come to the court to apprise them of their versions of the incident and ordered the Hathras district administration to arrange their visit to the court and facilitate their presence before it. Create. PTI ZIR NAV SNE
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