Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday, 14 December, met the family of the Unnao rape victim who was set ablaze by her accused.
Yadav, who arrived at the victim's village said, “Our party will fight for justice to the family of the rape victim.”
“It is our responsibility [to ensure] that the family gets justice and the guilty get punished. I have told my party officials that in case the family wants any help, we will work together to make it available to them,” Yadav said in an informal interaction with media persons.
Asking the administration about the steps taken, Yadav said, “This poor family has lost its brave daughter. She was on her way to seek justice but failed to get it.”
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When told that the government immediately rushed her to a Delhi hospital to save her life, Akhilesh said:
"“The girl was not sent to save her life but to safeguard the government. She was sent to ward off any problems politically. The government was well aware of her health condition.”" - Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav
Taking a swipe at the Centre and the state government, he said that instead of checking crime, they were presenting statistics belonging to earlier regimes.
“Both the governments are out to hoodwink people,” he said.
The 23-year-old Unnao rape victim, who was set ablaze by five people, including of her two rape accused, succumbed to her burn injuries in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital, and her last rites were performed at her native village.
She was attacked and set on fire while she was on her way to a court in Raebareli in connection with her court case.
All five accused were subsequently arrested.
(With inputs from PTI)
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