UP Top Cop To Visit Hathras Amid Row Over Handling Of Alleged Rape-Murder
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UP Top Cop To Visit Hathras Amid Row Over Handling Of Alleged Rape-Murder

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October 3, 2020

The Director-General of Uttar Pradesh Police, HC Awasthy, will visit Hathras today amid controversy over the local administration's handling of the alleged gang rape and murder of a 20-year-old Dalit woman, by four men from the so-called upper caste, last month. HC Awasthy, the UP DGP, will be accompanied by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi.


New Delhi, 03 October 2020

As per news report of NDTV, the visit - the first by such high-ranking officials - comes as a wave of criticism is directed at the Yogi Adityanath government over both the Hathras tragedy and similarly horrific crimes against women. The visit also comes a day after an angry Allahabad High Court summoned top officials, although only on October 12. The court said the matter was of "immense public importance... involves allegation of high-handedness by authorities resulting in violation of basic human and fundamental rights".

Source -NDTV


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