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Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad wants Y-plus security cover for Hathras gang-rape victim’s kin

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HATHRAS: Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Sunday (October 4) visited the family of Hathras gang-rape and murder victim and demanded government to allocate Y-plus security cover to them. 

He also demanded the government to order an investigation into case under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge.

Speaking to ANI, he said, “I demand Y security for the family or I’ll take them to my house as they aren’t safe here. We want an inquiry to be done under the supervision of a retired Supreme Court judge.”

Azad’s demand for a Supreme Court-monitored probe comes a day after the Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath recommended a CBI investigation into the case.

On October 3, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi visited Hathras and met the family of the 19-year-old girl who died after alleged gang-rape and brutal assault by four people belonging to the upper caste. 

The 19-year-old girl was sexually assaulted and murdered by four men in Hathras on September 14. Nationwide protests and demonstrations were organised by various Opposition parties after her death a fortnight later in New Delhi’s Safdarjang Hospital.

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