A 19-year-old girl was tortured and gang raped by four men on 14th September, 2020, in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district. News reports state that her tongue was cut off and her spine was broken, just to ensure that she would be unable give any statement to the police. She was found in the fields in a critical condition. She succumbed to her injuries on 28th September, 2020.
In response to this case, the chairperson of the Delhi Commission of Women, Swati Maliwal, has written a letter to the CJI, urging him to take strict action against the accused and that the High Court must monitor the investigation to ensure that strict punishment is given to those who are responsible for this act. Swati Maliwal further stated that, “definite mechanisms should be laid down to ensure safety of the daughters of our country.” She stated that despite the constant pleas of the family, no FIR was registered. On 22nd September, the victim’s statement was recorded. She also mentioned how the administration was trying to cover up for the accused. She claims that the family of the victim was not even allowed to cremate her body and was locked in their home.
Swati Maliwal urged the authorities to take strict action against the accused and practice a strict judicial process for the same. She concluded by saying that this is a matter of grave concern and that, every possible fundamental rights and human right of victim was violated.