You are here: Home » Current Affairs » News » National
Business Standard

BJP ministers, MP Sakshi Maharaj heckled at Unnao rape victim's village

A number of protestors including some local Congress leaders sustained injuries as police used force to disperse the crowd

Press Trust of India  |  Unnao 

unnao rape case, Sakshi Maharaj
UP ministers Maurya, Kamal Rani Varun and local BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj met the victim's family in Unnao

Protests were held on Saturday evening as UP ministers Swami Prasad Maurya and Kamal Rani Varun along with local BJP MP reached the village of the Unnao gangrape victim to meet her family.

A number of protestors including some local Congress leaders sustained injuries as police used force to disperse the crowd which gathered outside the residence of the victim and shouted 'Vaapas Jaao, Vapaas Jaao' (Go Back) and raised slogans against the state government and

The sloganeering continued for 15 minutes. Police used force against the protesters after which the two ministers and the MP could be taken to the victim's home, villagers said.

The 23-year-old rape victim who was airlifted to Delhi and admitted to Safdarjung Hospital with 90 per cent burns after being set afire by the accused died following a cardiac arrest at 11.40 pm on Friday.

First Published: Sat, December 07 2019. 17:50 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU