Hathras victim’s family to challenge verdict in HC after Local Court acquits three accused


Hathras: The family of the 19-year-old Hathras victim who was allegedly raped and murdered in September 2020, is upset after the special court acquitted three of the four accused.

The girl’s brother told reporters, “Is this justice? Which door should we knock now? The entire world had witnessed what the accused had done to my sister.”

Her sister in-law said, “It is the upper castes that have got justice, not us. We have not immersed her ashes in the Ganga yet. We will do it when all four are convicted and not rest till then.”

Seema Kushwaha, Victim’s Advocate in the Hathras rape case spoke about the decision of a local court in Hathras regarding the imprisonment of one of the accused and acquittal of three people accused in the case. She said, “Court gave a decision based on its observations in the case. CBI made 4 accused in the case (Hathras Rape Case), of them, one has got lifetime imprisonment, and 3 acquitted today. We will go to High Court against those acquitted today,” said Seema Kushwaha.

Earlier, the girl’s family had alleged that her body was hurriedly cremated past midnight in an open field near their home, with senior police officers and administration officials overseeing it.


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