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‘Alwar gang rape survivor will get justice’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the Alwar gang rape survivor and assured that she and her family will get justice

india Updated: May 16, 2019 22:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi(ANI file photo)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met the Alwar gang rape survivor and assured that she and her family will get justice.

“Such things will not be tolerated. The victim will get justice,” Gandhi said after meeting the family in Thanagazi area of the district.

On April 26, the Dalit woman was allegedly raped by five persons in front of her husband. They also circulated a video of the incident on social media. All the accused have been arrested.

“The moment I got to know of the incident, I called (chief minister Ashok) Gehlot ji and told him that I want to come. This is not a political but an emotional issue for me; wrong has been done to a girl. A message should go across the country and not just in Rajasthan that ‘this will not be tolerated’,” Gandhi said.

The Congress president spent half-an-hour with the family. She was accompanied by chief minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy CM Sachin Pilot, Congress general secretary Avinash Pande among others.

“They will get justice and action will be taken against those responsible,” Gandhi later told reporters.

On Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s charges of negligence by the state government in the case, he said, “I am not here to do politics over the issue and (I am) here to meet the family. This family will get ‘nyay’ [justice].”

Hitting out at Modi, Gehlot said, “He is doing politics and the entire country knows this. He speaks lies, which is unfortunate. The BJP is doing protest [over the incident]; this shows who is doing politics.”

At an election rally in Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh last week, Modi said, “A Dalit girl was gang raped by thugs. Instead of catching the accused, the Congress government is trying to bury the case. This happened because there were elections in the state then. They delayed justice. This is the truth of Congress’ nyay.”

First Published: May 16, 2019 22:55 IST