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Amnesty terms UP rape victim's ordeal a 'chilling picture', seeks impartial probe

IANS  |  New Delhi 

group India on Wednesday termed the survivors ordeal and her fathers custodial death as "painting a chilling picture" and demanded an "immediate and impartial investigation" into the case.

Reacting to the death of the survivor's father in police custody on Monday, India's Programmes said that the seemed to have "turned their backs on human rights".

"The reported failure of the Police to register an FIR against the accused, the harassment faced by the survivor and her family, and the death of her father in custody paint a chilling picture.

"There must be an immediate, independent and impartial investigation into these violations, and authorities must take all steps to ensure that the survivor and her family are protected from any further harassment," she said.

Basu also urged the to respond to the notices issued by the National Commission (NHRC) in the case.

In June 2017, a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao was allegedly raped by a BJP MLA and his brothers.

On Sunday, the survivor attempted suicide outside Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's residence, accusing the authorities of failing to investigate the case, and protecting perpetrators.

On Monday, the father of the girl died in police custody. He had been picked up by police late on Sunday and was apparently beaten mercilessly by four aides of the as well as police personnel.

The survivor has said that her father was killed because she was not willing to withdraw her complaint.

On Tuesday, the Police set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to look into the girl's accusations as well as the death of her father in police custody.

--IANS

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 18:48 IST
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