A screengrab of Hathras DM chatting with the rape sufferer’s household. (Twitter/Randeep Singh Surjewala)

The video shared by Congress common secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday night confirmed Hathras district Justice of the Peace issuing a veiled menace to the sufferer’s father.

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  • Last Updated: October 2, 2020, 10:49 AM IST


Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Laxkar was caught on digicam issuing a veiled “threat” to the rape sufferer’s father as he requested him to adjust to the federal government. The video was shared by Congress common secretary Randeep Singh Surjewala on Thursday night.

The household of the sufferer, who succumbed to her accidents at a Delhi hospital after she was allegedly gang-raped in Hathras, additionally alleged they had been being pressured by the district administration towards repeatedly altering their assertion. The father of the lady stated he was being pressured by authorities officers and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

“Half of the media people have left today, the other half will leave by tomorrow. Only we will stand with you. It is up to you whether you want to change your statement or not,” Laxkar could possibly be heard saying.

Sharing the video, Surjewala stated, “Listen to what the DM of Hathras told the girl’s father. ‘The media is here today, they will leave tomorrow. They will all go away. Listen to the government.’ Shame. Is this a threat or not?”

However, Laxkar later on Thursday quashed experiences surrounding his interplay with the household, in line with information company ANI.

“I met with six family members of the victim yesterday and we spoke for about an hour and a half. I met with them again today to see their point of discontent. I deny the negative rumours which are rife about my interactions with them,” he stated.

“Their main point of apprehension is that the convicted must be punished and be hanged to death. I tried to allay their fears and told them that the matter would be tried in a fast track court,” he added.

The father, round 50 years previous, claimed he was pressured into going to a police station the place the district Justice of the Peace and police officers made three members of his household signal some doc. “But we are not satisfied with this. My daughter’s case should be probed by the CBI and monitored by a Supreme Court judge. We are under pressure from officials and confined to our home while the media has also been disallowed from meeting us,” he stated in a purported video shared by Congress chief Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Twitter.

The 20-year-old Dalit girl was raped in a village in UP’s Hathras by 4 males on September 14. The girl had died two weeks after she was attacked brutally whereas serving to her mom within the fields. She had suffered a number of fractures, paralysis and a gash in her tongue within the horrific assault.

She was admitted to Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital and shifted to Safdarjung Hospital the place she succumbed to her accidents on Tuesday. The girl was cremated in Hathras through the early hours of Wednesday, along with her household alleging that the native police pressured them to conduct the final rites within the lifeless of the night time.

All 4 attackers, upper-caste males from the lady’s village, are in jail. They will now even be charged with homicide. The UP police is beneath scrutiny over alleged lapses all through the case, and the inexplicable rush in cremation has additional added to anger and confusion within the village.