The Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, which is in nationwide focus following the loss of life of a teen due to a brutal assault final month, witnessed yet one more protest on Tuesday after a six-year-old alleged rape sufferer died.
The six-year-old lady died at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi on Monday, 15 days after being allegedly raped by her maternal cousin in Aligarh, police official Vineet Jaiswal stated.
She used to stick with her maternal aunt in Aligarh, whereas the household belonged to Hathras.
Following her loss of life, the members of the family and villagers blocked a highway within the district, alleging inaction by a police official in Aligarh.
Mr Jaiswal stated she was allegedly raped by her minor cousin about 15 days in the past. “The boy is also mentally unsound. A case was registered in the local police station, following which the accused was detained and produced before a juvenile court,” he stated.
Mr Jaiswal added that her household had grievances in opposition to a junior police official, which was addressed, following which they ended the roadblock.
“Unfortunately the girl died yesterday (Monday) at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. The family brought the body to Hathras for last rights, following which they blocked a road. They had some complaints against the SHO. The Aligarh administration was informed about it and they took appropriate actions against the SHO. Now the situation has been brought under control and the family has performed her last rites,” he stated.