Yogi meets Dalit gang-rape victim, directs cops to nab accused at earliest

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Mar.24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the Dalit gang-rape and acid attack victim at King George's Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow on Friday.

Yogi also gave a cheque of Rs. one lakh as compensation to the victim's husband. He also directed the police officials to immediately nab the accused and initiate strict action against the guilty.

Bharatiya Janata Party leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who confirmed the Chief Minister's visit to the KGMU Hospital, attacked the previous Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party regime for not taking appropriate action in the matter.

"The victim is pleading for justice from the last eight years. However, no action was taken in the case during the tenure of Samajwadi Party Government and the culprits continued to move freely," the BJP leader told the media.

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police has launched a probe into the matter.

The Dalit victim was attacked yet again on Thursday by the same group of suspects, marking the fourth such attack on her. This time she was forced to drink a 'corrosive liquid' by unidentified persons, on train while she was returning to Lucknow from her village.

She was gang-raped in earlier 2009 and a case was registered in this regard in Unchahar town of Raebareli district.

She was first acid attacked in 2011 followed by other serious attacks again in 2011, twice in 2012 and another in 2013. (ANI)