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Hours of wait, protest & cremation without family — a night in Hathras rape victim’s village

The Hathras rape victim's family members kept requesting police to allow a last look at her body but they didn't. Manisha Mondal brings you images from the night.

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Hathras: The 20-year-old alleged rape victim from a village in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, who died Tuesday at the Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi of the injuries sustained during the assault, was cremated by the police at her native village amid protests as the family members said they were not allowed “a last look” at the body.

The woman, who belonged to a Dalit community, was allegedly gang-raped and assaulted by four men on 14 September.

The body of the woman was brought to the Hathras village around 1 am, but the police did not allow it to be taken to her house. The body was cremated near a farmland even as the family members requested them to wait for sunrise. No family member was present at the cremation.

ThePrint’s Manisha Mondal brings you images from the night.

The victim was cremated near wheat farmland few metres away from her home | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
The victim was cremated near wheat farmland a few meters away from her home | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
The 20 year old girls relatives surrounded the ambulance when it did not stop near their home | Photo: Manisha Mondal |ThePrint
The 20-year-old girl’s relatives surrounded the ambulance when it did not stop near their home | Photo: Manisha Mondal |ThePrint
Women of the family came out to help the family | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Women of the village came out in support of the bereaved family | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Relatives and family members requested the police to at least take the body for few hours to the house, however, they refused | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Relatives and family members requested the police to at least let them take the body home for a few hours, but they refused | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
While family members requested, the police resisted | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
While the family members kept requesting the police to let them see the body once, the latter refused | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
At the house women kept on waiting | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
At the victim’s house, women kept waiting for the body | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Niece of the 20-year-old plays with the bottles of nail polishes that she loved. She never wore dark colours said her sister in law | Photo: Manisha Mondal| ThePrint
A girl, the victim’s niece, played with bottles of nail polishes that the 20-year-old loved. She never wore dark colours, said her sister-in-law | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Police sets the pyre for burning the body | Photo: Manisha Mondal |ThePrint
Police sets the pyre for cremating the body | Photo: Manisha Mondal |ThePrint
With no family members around the Uttar Pradesh police cremates the body | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint
Policemen cremate the body, with no family member around | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Genesis of the problem appears to be the victim family are Dalits but well off n the girl bold enough to be defiant of males from uper caste.

  2. Hathras rape..any rape..break the bones of the father and mother first. Then all others who supported or sheltered the criminal. Yes violate law.
    Donot marry any male! Yes,. Whenever undue advances,comments are heard go in big group and pulp up.
    They will kill you? Anyhow they killed this 19 yr girl brutally! What more can they do! Gandhi never supported ahimsa of the weak!
    Nirbhaya acused were fed in jail as one feeds a pig!
    No..we must stand up against the atrocities.

  3. News media is in trouble because they helped a wrong person to form government, not once but twice. They didn’t stop there. They helped Yogi win UP, Chauvan to fail Kamalnath, political parties playing games with every issues and many more. They are fundamentally corrupt. So they chose Modi and crying victim now.

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