Horrifying Hathras case and its mishandling
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India, Oct. 16 -- This fortnight's cover story in Tehelka is about a horrifying crime that was committed in Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh where a 19-year old Dalit woman was allegedly gang raped by a group of upper caste men. The case has triggered a nationwide outcry. The probe has now been entrusted to the CBI after questions were raised over its mishandling particularly hasty cremation of the woman at night. It was undoubtedly a ghastly murder though it may or may not have been a rape. The woman was allegedly assaulted by four men of her village on September 14 and she died two week later. The UP Police claimed that there was no rape
citing a forensic report which was on the basis of samples taken after 11 days of the attack. The ...
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