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Hathras case: Media now allowed to enter village of victim

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 October 2020, 13:24 IST

The district administration has finally allowed media on Saturday to enter the village of the victim of Hathras incident.

Speaking to media, Sadar Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Prem Prakash said, "According to SIT their probe in the village is complete or partially complete. The restrictions on media inside the village has now been lifted. More than five media persons are not allowed to gather as Section 144 of CrPC is in place."

"Only media is allowed right now. When orders come in to allow delegations, we will let everybody know. All allegations about phones of the family members being taken away or confining them in their homes are absolutely baseless," the SDM clarified.

Since October 1 media were not allowed to go inside the village or meet the family members. Police personnel were also deployed at the entrance of Bulgaddhi village.

The 19-year-old Hathras victim died at Delhi's Safdarjung hospital on September 29, a fortnight after allegedly being gang-raped. All the four accused in the incident have been arrested.

The government has formed a three-member SIT to probe the case and said the matter will be heard in the fast track court.

The post-mortem report reads that the victim suffered a fracture of "C6 cervical vertebra" and there was "extravasations of blood along the fracture line" and the underlying spinal cord was "contused with ascending oedema". Also, the postmortem report denies rape charges.


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First published: 3 October 2020, 13:24 IST