PIL in Supreme Court wants action against policemen who illegally cremated Hathras victim

New Delhi (ILNS): A petition has been filed by a retired judicial officer in the Supreme Court, seeking action against the policemen who were involved in the illegal cremation of the victim girl in Hathras.

Petitioner Chander Bhan singh, a 76-year-old who has served the temple of justice for over 25 years, says he is perturbed, antsy and dismayed by the bizarre acts of the Uttar Pradesh state machinery and seeks investigation into the role of related persons who were involves in the treatment, insult and manhandling of the 19-year-old victim girl from Hathras.

The petitioner has filed this petition to seek direction to the investigating agency to get the statement of the mother, father and brother of the victim recorded before a magistrate under section 164 CrPC.

His petition also seeks direction to the investigating agency that in the event the allegation made by the family of the victim as reported by media is found to be true then then an FIR must be lodged against such persons.

“(The) Victim, a 19-year-old girl from Hathras, UP, who as per newspaper reports, was gang-raped, assaulted to the hilt leading to multiple fracture of bone and rib, her tongue and other body parts were mutilated. For a fortnight she valiantly fought with death and finally on September 29, succumbed at Safadarjung Hospital,”

he said in his petition.

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Under such circumstances, he says,

“this writ petition is filed with a prayer for directing investigation and penal action against the perpetrators who are being (sic) the custodian of social welfare and order have indulged in a most sinister and heinous act which amounts to sacrilege of the Constitutional ethos.”

Read the petition here;


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