The order was passed by State Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Awanish K Awasthi.
- On Wednesday, the Uttar Pradesh Police granted security to the Hathras gang-rape victim’s family
- CCTV cameras have also been installed at the teenager’s home to ensure the safety of her family members
Hathras: According to a recent development, security was provided to the family of the Hathras gang-rape victim on Wednesday. In addition to providing security to the family of the 19-year-old girl, the Uttar Pradesh Police installed CCTV cameras at her home.
Mirror Now’s Alok Singh said that two gunmen were also directed to stay with the two brothers of the teenaged girl. Police protection was provided to the girl’s family as they reside in the centre of the village, near the accused’s home.
SIT gets 10-day extension to submit report
The development came to light soon after the state government provided a 10-day extension to Special Investigation Team (SIT) that has been probing the case. The three-member SIT was supposed to submit its report of the case on Wednesday but the state government provided them with an extension for the same.
The order was passed by State Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Awanish K Awasthi. Awasthi said, “Following the orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the time given to the Special Investigation Team (SIT) to submit their report to the CM has been extended by 10 days. “
On September 14, a 19-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped by 4 upper-caste men in Hathras. The girl was taken to the Safdarjung Hospital for treatment where she breathed her last on September 29. Amid protests outside the hospital and the entire country, the Uttar Pradesh Police cremated the girl in the dead of the night, hours after her death.
Reportedly, the cremation was conducted without taking the consent of the girl’s family. Days after the incident, the girl’s mother alleged that the accused had been harassing the teenager for several months.