Uttar Pradesh: Teenage Dalit girl, gang-raped in Hathras, dies at AIIMS

Clay Curtis
September 29, 2020

The news comes months after four men were hanged for the brutal gang rape and murder of a student on a bus in Delhi in 2012 - a case which came to symbolize the nation's problem with sexual violence, gaining worldwide notoriety and being turned into a Netflix TV show.

The woman, who was gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh, died on Tuesday morning, at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi. "Criminals are openly committing crimes", Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the general secretary of the Indian National Congress said on Twitter.

Police have arrested four men in connection with the crime. She was initially admitted to a district hospital 15 days ago with her tongue cut off and spinal cord severely injured, among other serious injuries.

Chandrashekhar Azad, another Dalit politician had visited the victim over the weekend, and has now called for countrywide protests over her death.

"We will take the matter to fast-track court for the faster investigation and collection of evidence", district authorities in Hathras said in a statement.

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She was first dmitted to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital in Aligarh with deep injuries on her body parts; and legs and arms completely and partially paralysed.

"Sad, sad day. How much longer can this be allowed to go on", wrote director-producer Farhan Akhtar.

Activist Kavita Krishnan said the attack reflected the "larger picture of structural violence" against Dalit women.

Virat Kohli expressed his shock and discontentment on social media over the gangrape of a 19-year-old woman in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras on Tuesday evening. The northern state, which is India's most populous, is governed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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