Unnao Rape-Murder: Priyanka Gandhi Meets Victim's Family, Akhilesh Yadav Sits On 'Dharna'
After the death of the rape victim, Samajwadi Party chief and former Chief Minister of the state Akhilesh Yadav sat on a dharna outside the UP assembly and has strongly attacked Yogi Adityanath. He said that this is not the first such incident under this BJP government and CM Yogi is directly responsible for the death of the Unnao rape victim.
Bahujan Samaj Party chief and former UP CM Mayawati also attacked the Yogi Adityanath government, saying that "women are not safe under the current BJP government". She urged UP Governor Anandiben Patel to take cases of crimes against women in the state.
.@INCIndia General-Secretary, @priyankagandhi, visits the family of the #Unnao #rape victim who was set ablaze and died in a Delhi hospital on Friday night. The family alleges they were being threatened by the alleged rapists for the past one year#UnnaoHorror #unnaokibeti pic.twitter.com/pEdvZhS4dD— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) December 7, 2019
The Unnao rape victim was en route to Rae Bareli to attend a court hearing in the rape case filed by her when five people, along with the rape accused, set her on fire by sprinkling kerosene oil. The accused have been identified as Harishankar Trivedi, Ram Trivedi, Shivam Trivedi, Shubham Trivedi and Umesh Bajpai. The UP Government has said that the trial of the case will be fast-tracked.
Mayawati: UP Governor is a woman, she can understand the pain of other women, UP govt doesn't look very concerned. I'd like to request her to fulfill her constitutional obligations to stop these incidents of crimes against women&take time bound action if the state is not doing so https://t.co/Z9hdx93azF— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 7, 2019