The Director General of Police (DGP), Hitesh Chandra Awasthy reacted over the allegation that permission was not sought from the family members of the victim of Hathras case before performing her last rites. The police officer replied, "I can't comment on this. The decision was taken at the local (administration) level." The 19 year-old-girl was allegedly gang-raped last month in Hathras. She succumbed to injuries on September 29. Uttar Pradesh Police is facing criticism over its handling of the case.