India, Oct. 4 -- The family of the 19-year old raped and murdered in Hathras said they first heard about her being harassed by local Thakur men about four months ago. Her mother initially thought that they must be joking with her.

According to the murdered woman's mother, two of the four men arrested for the gang rape and killing would follow her daughter and block her path when she would go out for any work.

"Sandeep and Luv Kush would sometimes chase her. On other occasions, they would spread out their hands and block her path if she tried to go past them," she said.

Over the past few months, the young woman started refusing to go out alone, she said. "If she needed to buy even a soap, she would take her sister-in-law along with her,...