The Supreme Court docket will hear as we speak a PIL in search of a CBI probe or a SIT investigation below a sitting or former Supreme Court docket or a Excessive Court docket decide into the brutal gangrape and homicide of a 19-year-old Dalit lady in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district. The PIL will likely be taken up by a bench, headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde and comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian.
The petitioners — social activist Satyama Dubey and advocates Vishal Thakre and Rudra Pratap Yadav — have urged the apex court docket to cross applicable orders for a good investigation, both by the CBI or the SIT below a sitting or retired Supreme Court docket or Excessive Court docket decide and switch the case to Delhi as a result of “failure of Uttar Pradesh authorities” in taking motion towards the accused.
The plea mentions that the sufferer was first raped after which brutally assaulted when she was within the area to gather fodder for her cattle, and in response to a medical report, her tongue was chopped and her neck bone and again bone was additionally damaged by the accused, who belonged to an higher caste. The sufferer subsequently succumbed to her accidents at Safdarjung hospital in Delhi.
It additionally states that the police had hurriedly cremated the physique, and had maintained that the cremation was being carried out as per the needs of the household, “which isn’t true” as police personnel themselves lit fireplace to the pyre, whereas even media individuals had additionally been banned as per info obtained.
The plea additionally claimed that the police haven’t carried out their duties in direction of the sufferer, and have been, as an alternative, attempting to defend the accused individuals. “As a result of no arrest was made on this matter, the accused individuals are shifting freely they usually haven’t any concern in any respect…the household of the sufferer has been victimised by the higher caste individuals and no motion has been performed by the authorities/police officers,” the plea acknowledged.