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Hathras borders sealed, Sec 144 imposed as Rahul, Priyanka to visit

October 01, 2020 13:02 IST

The administration in Hathras has imposed prohibitory orders in the district for maintaining law and order.


IMAGE: Police checking at Ghaziabad-Delhi border in Ghaziabad, Thursday. Some political leaders are expected go to Hathras to meet the family of the rape victim. Photograph: Vijay Verma/PTI Photo

"Section 144 (of the Code of Criminal Procedure) has been imposed in the district. It will be in force till October 31," District Magistrate P K Lakshkar said on Thursday.

The administration has also ordered to seal the borders of Hathras district.

The decision was taken to maintain law and order in the district, which hogged limelight after a 19-year-old Dalit gang rape victim from the district died at a Delhi hospital on Tuesday.

Various organisations and political parties have made it an issue and their leaders have either visited or are trying to reach the victim's village.

Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi will be visiting Hathras to meet the family members of the victim.

"Priyanka and Rahul will be visiting Hathras to meet the family members of the victim," Uttar Pradesh Congress media coordinator Lalan Kumar said, adding that a large number of party workers have gathered at Ghaziabad to receive the two leaders.

A 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14 and referred to the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi on Monday with spinal cord injuries, paralysis and cuts in her tongue.

She died around 3 am on Tuesday.

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