Rahul Meets Kin of 9-Year-Old Rape and Murder Victim in Delhi, Demands Justice

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Rahul Gandhi meets 9-year-old Dalit girl’s family in Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi said, “the family wants justice and I am with them.”

NEW DELHI — Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday met the family members of 9-year-old Dalit girl who was raped and killed on Sunday and demanded justice for them.

The minor girl was allegedly raped, murdered when she went to fetch cold water from the water cooler installed at the crematorium, according to Police. She was cremated without her parents’ consent in Old Nangal crematorium recently.

Rahul Gandhi said, “the family wants justice and I am with them.”

The Congress has upped up the ante on the issue alleging apathy by Delhi police and the Delhi government. On Tuesday, Congress MP Shakti Singh Gohil had given notice in the Rajya Sabha on the issue and Delhi Congress workers had staged protests.

The Delhi Police have arrested four persons on charges of raping and killing the nine-year-old Dalit girl and then cremating the body at a village crematorium near Delhi Cantonment on Sunday evening, the police said.

The four accused persons, including a priest, allegedly cremated the body of the girl without her parents’ consent or informing the police.

The matter surfaced after the victim’s family staged a protest along with the local people on Sunday night.

The police said that the accused persons told the victim’s mother that the child was electrocuted to death.

They even told the girl’s family members that if matter reaches the police, the body will be sent for autopsy, and the doctors will take out her vital organs and sell them.

The four arrested persons have been identified as Radhey Shyam, the 55-year-old priest of the crematorium, Salim, Laxmi Narayan and Kuldeep, said Ingit Pratap Singh, DCP, South West Delhi. -IANS

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