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CPI(M), CPI delegation to meet family of Hathras gangrape victim on Oct 6

A joint delegation of the CPI(M) and the CPI will visit Hathras in Uttar Pradesh on Oct 6 to meet the family members of the Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped, party leaders said

CPI(M)  | CPI | Uttar Pradesh

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Hathras victim's body being cremated by UP Police
Hathras victim's body being cremated by UP Police

A joint delegation of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) will visit Hathras in on October 6 to meet the family members of the Dalit woman who died after being allegedly gang-raped, party leaders said on Monday.

The delegation will comprise of Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, D Raja, General Secretary CPI, Brinda Karat, Member, Politburo Amarjeet Kaur, Secretary, CPI, Hiralal Yadav, Secretary, UP State Committee, and Girish Sharma, UP State Secretary, .

Earlier, a team comprising leaders of Agricultural Workers Union, Kisan Sabha, CITU and Janwadi Mahila Samiti had met the family of the victim.

The Dalit woman was allegedly raped in a Hathras village by four men on September 14. After her condition deteriorated, she was referred to Delhi's Safdarjung hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday.

She was cremated in the early hours of Wednesday, with her family alleging the local police forced them to conduct the last rites in the dead of the night.

Local police officers, however, had said the cremation was carried out "as per the wishes of the family".

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First Published: Mon, October 05 2020. 18:04 IST