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PM Modi calls for the ''strictest action'' against the UP gang rape culprits, confirms CM Adityanath

A three-member panel has been set up to investigate the crime and will submit a report within seven days.

PM Modi calls for the strictest action against the UP gang rape culprits, confirms CM Adityanath

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 Sep 2020 8:17 AM GMT

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and directed him to take the ''strictest action against the accused'' in the gang rape and torture of a 20-year-old woman in UP's Hatras. Adityanath confirmed this on his Twitter, amid the nationwide outrage over the incident.

He also said that a three-member panel has been set up to investigate the crime and will submit a report within seven days. According to a senior Government official, the state government has ordered the trial to be conducted in a fast-track court.



The special investigation team headed by Home Secretary Bhagwan Swaroop and Deputy Inspector General of Police Chandraprakash and IPS officer Poonam will conduct the investigation.

The victim died in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital Tuesday morning after suffering multiple fractures, paralysis and a gash in her tongue in the horrific assault that drew similarities to the contentious 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape.

Meanwhile, the victim was allegedly cremated by the policeman while her family and relatives were locked up in their homes.

On September 14, the 20-year-old victim was brutally gang-raped in a village in UP's Hathras. She was initially rushed to JN Medical College and Hospital, Aligarh but was later shifted to Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi when her condition started deteriorating. For straight 15 days, she kept fighting for her life but finally succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday.

All four accused have been arrested by the police.

Also Read: UP Police cremate Hathras gangrape victim, family allegedly kept out


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