Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday (March 3) over the molestation case in Hathras and rising crime in the state. She tweeted in Hindi and said (roughly translated from Hindi), “The father of a girl who did not withdraw her case against molestation in Hathras was murdered. The body of a girl, who had been missing for several days in Bulandshahr, was found buried in a house. Every day some family is screaming for justice on the ground, contrary to the false propaganda of the UP BJP government regarding crime.”
हाथरस में छेड़छाड़ के खिलाफ मुक़दमा वापस न लेने वाली एक लड़की के पिता की हत्या कर दी गई। बुलंदशहर में कई दिनों से गायब एक बच्ची का शव एक घर में गड़ा हुआ मिला।
अपराध को लेकर यूपी भाजपा सरकार के झूठे प्रचार के ठीक विपरीत जमीन पर हर रोज कोई न कोई परिवार न्याय के लिए चीख रहा है।
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) March 3, 2021
On Tuesday, Uttar Pradesh police arrested the accused named Lalit Sharma in Hathras on Tuesday (March 2) after he allegedly killed the father of the molestation victim. The accused allegedly shot the father of the victim, who had filed an FIR against him for molesting his daughter, police said. The Hathras Police in a tweet confirmed that they have apprehended the accused in the case and have initiated necessary action against the perpetrator.
In another incident, Uttar Pradesh police arrested a man who during the investigation revealed that he had killed a girl. The accused confessed that the girl had come to his house to drink water, and when he attempted to rape her, she cried for help. Afterward, he killed her and buried the body in his house premises, said Santosh Kumar Singh, SSP, Bulandshahr.
On Feb 28, the father had filed 13-yr-old daughter’s missing complaint, alleging that a man named Harendra had kidnapped her. Yesterday (March 2), the victim’s body was recovered from the accused’s house and around 7:30 in the morning (March 3), the police arrested him from Himachal Pradesh.
Congress leaders blamed BJP led government for the deteriorating state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh. According to the Annual National Crime Record Bureau’s “Crime in India” 2019 report released in September 2020, Uttar Pradesh topped the list with 59,853 cases of crime against women. The state also leads with the highest number of crimes against girl children under the POCSO Act with 7,444 cases, followed by Maharashtra (6,402) and Madhya Pradesh (6,053), according to the government data.