Hathras rape victim family refuses offer to contest election on Congress ticket

Lucknow: The  family of the victim of the famous Hathras rape case has categorically refused to contest the elections on Congress ticket. The victim’s family says that they are not interested in contesting elections. The victim’s brother said that he cannot even think of politics as seeking justice for his sister is his first priority and not contesting elections.  Congress party had talked about contesting the assembly elections by giving ticket to the member of the victim’s family.

The victim’s younger brother said, ‘The matter is still going on in the court. It’s been one and a half years, but justice has not been done yet. That’s why we can’t contest elections. He said that till now no one has contacted us. Our motive is only to get justice for sister, if anyone wants to contact us, he is most welcome. But till now no one has contacted us. Asked about the Congress’s decision to give ticket to the mother of the Unnao rape victim, he said the verdict has been pronounced in that case and the accused has been convicted.

Significantly, on September 14, 2020, in Chandpa village of Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh, an incident of gang-rape took place with a Dalit girl and the accused also attacked her with a deadly attack. The victim later died at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital. After this incident, the opposition fiercely attacked the BJP government.

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