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"Jungle raj has no limits": Cong targets BJP after rape victim passes away in UP's Balrampur

The Congress party has alleged that the 'jungle raj' that has spread in Uttar Pradesh has no limits and asked for accountability from the BJP-led government

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Oct 2020 9:51 AM GMT

Balrampur: After the death of a Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh's Balrampur after being allegedly raped by two men, the Congress party has alleged that the 'jungle raj' that has spread in Uttar Pradesh has no limits and asked for accountability from the BJP-led government in the state.

This development has come to light amid nationwide uproar over the death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who died in a New Delhi hospital a fortnight after she was allegedly raped by four men. The accused have all been arrested.

The Hathras teen was allegedly sexually assaulted on September 14 and died a fortnight later on Tuesday at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi with spinal injuries, paralysis and cuts in her tongue.

Several Congress leaders, including former president Rahul Gandhi, have criticized the Yogi Adityanath-led UP government over these two incidents.

Rahul, in a tweet, charged that the 'atrocities' on women and the government's brazenness is continuing. 'Did not give respect when alive and also snatched the dignity in death,' he added, in a reference to the Hathras gangrape victim's family being allegedly denied the right to perform her last rites.

'BJP's slogan is not 'save girl child', it is 'hide facts, save power',' Rahul further added, taking a dig on the Centre's 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' scheme.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress' in-charge of UP, pointed out that a rape incident like the one at Hathras has occurred in Balrampur too.

"The woman was raped and her legs and back broken, In Azamgarh, Baghpat, Bulandshahr, girls were brutalised,' she wrote in Hindi, adding 'The jungle raj spread in UP has no limits. Law and order is not run by marketing and speeches."

Earlier, Gandhi in a series of tweets had called for the resignation of the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in view of the shocking gangrape incident in Hathras.

Meanwhile, Congress' chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, demanding Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to resign, said 'Is it a government of the Constitution or of criminals."

Police have said that both the accused in the Balrampur incident have been arrested. The victim was cremated on Wednesday, the same day as the Hathras rape victim.

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