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Press Trust Of India
Badaun, May 31, 2014
Family members of the two teenage cousins who were gang-raped and hanged, on Saturday termed the incident as more gruesome than the December 16 gangrape case and demanded that the accused should be hanged publicly. Father of one of the victims, who was gang-raped in Ushait area on May 27 night, said that the incident was "more gruesome than Delhi rape case which rocked the nation." He also demanded a CBI probe adding that there should be nothing less than capital punishment.

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"The manner in which the entire world saw our innocent girls hanging, we want that in the same manner it should watch the accused hanging. They should be hanged publicly," he said.

The father said that he did not believe in the promises and announcements of the state government.

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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had on Friday came down heavily on police officers warning them that such incidents should not be repeated any cost.

He had also sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each for the family members of the two cousin sisters.

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However, the victim's father said, "we want justice and not compensation."