Union minister finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday focused Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over the rape and homicide of a six-year-old Dalit woman in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district and accused the Congress leaders of visiting “every other place which can help them politically.”
“A six-year-old child of a Dalit migrant labourer from Bihar is raped, killed and the body half-burnt in Hoshiarpur and it doesn’t shake the conscience of the brother and sister who rush to every other place which can help them politically,” the BJP chief mentioned in regards to the crime within the Congress-ruled state.
Sitharaman was referring to the Congress leaders’ go to to Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district earlier this month amid excessive drama following the loss of life of a 19-year-old Dalit rape sufferer. Rahul and Priyanka met the relatives of the sufferer and warranted them of all assist in getting justice for his or her daughter. They additionally slammed the state administration over its dealing with of the case.
Union minister of setting, forest and local weather change Prakash Javadekar additionally hit out at Congress leaders, together with the social gathering’s nationwide president Sonia Gandhi, for not visiting the grieving family in Hoshiarpur. He termed the grand previous social gathering’s delegation’s go to to the village in Uttar Pradesh a “photo op.” He mentioned, “They don’t pay heed to the injustice done to women in the states ruled by their party, but visit Hathras and other places for photo ops with the victim’s family.”
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In an obvious reference to Gandhi’s rallies in poll-bound Bihar, Javadekar mentioned, “Instead of happening political excursions, Rahul Gandhi ought to go to Tanda and Rajasthan and take cognisance of incidents of crime towards ladies. The minister demanded strict motion towards the culprits.
A person and his grandfather have been arrested for raping and setting ablaze the six-year-old woman, a day after her half-burnt body was recovered from their home at Jalalpur village in Tanda, police mentioned on Thursday. The arrests have been made on charges of homicide, rape and different related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
The sufferer’s father has alleged that Gurpreet Singh took the woman to his residence where he allegedly raped her and that he and his grandfather Surjit Singh allegedly killed her and burnt her body. The half-burnt body of the woman was discovered from their home, police mentioned.