The accused within the alleged gang rape and homicide of a 20-year-old Hathras girl have been mendacity and spreading rumours to save lots of themselves, the sufferer’s brother has stated, after the primary accused – in a letter to the Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday – alleged the lady’s household had killed her because it was against their “friendship”.
The sufferer’s brother has additionally refuted the Uttar Pradesh police’s declare that he had been involved with the primary accused, Sandeep Thakur.
“They are finding ways to save themselves and trying to peddle lies and fuel different rumours. We have never been in contact with the accused,” he informed information company ANI.
“Show me the call recordings. These are fake and baseless records,” he informed NDTV.
Thakur, who’s in jail together with the three others, wrote the letter to the police in Hathras, claiming that he and the 20-year-old girl have been “friends”. “Apart from meeting, we used to speak on the phone once in a while,” he wrote in Hindi. The letter had the thumb impressions of all of the 4 accused.
“On the day of the incident, I had gone to meet her in the fields that day where her mother and brothers were also present. I returned home after being asked by her to do so. I then started feeding cattle,” he wrote, claiming innocence within the case that has triggered outrage throughout the nation.
“I later got to know from the villagers that her mother and brothers beat her up over our friendship, injuring her badly. I have never beaten her or done anything wrong with her. Her mother and brothers falsely accused me and three others and sent us to jail. We’re all innocent. Request you to please investigate and get us justice,” he added.
The sufferer’s father has dismissed the allegation. “The accused are the accused. They will say anything in their defense. There is nothing we can say about that,” he was quoted by information company ANI as saying on Friday.
The Dalit girl, who was allegedly gang raped and brutally assaulted on September 14, died of her accidents two weeks later in a Delhi hospital. Her physique was taken to her native place, the place the UP Police and the administration performed her funeral within the useless of the night time, allegedly with out the household’s consent.
The incident has triggered an enormous political storm. Several politicians, together with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, met with the household amid resistance from the native administration.
The opposition claims the Yogi Adityanath authorities is pressuring the household to guard the upper-caste accused.
With inputs from ANI