Hathras gangrape & murder: Police cremates body amid protest by family members and villagers

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Hathras/New Delhi: A 19-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras succumbed to her grave injuries at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi about 3 am on Tuesday morning, days after she was raped by four men.

The woman was gang-raped on September 14. The rapists had tried to strangulate her to death and even part of her tounge had been bitten off.

According to sources at Aligarh hospital, from where she had beren referred to Delhi, the victim’s legs were completely paralysed and arms partially paralysed.

The four accused have been arrested and will be tried under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC, according to the Hathras SP.

The cremation of the rape victim, wwas conducted by the UP police at Hathras in the middle of the night today, amid protest and demonstrations by the villagers and family members. They were demanding the body to be taken inside her house.

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