Hatras/UNI: Amid protest and demonstration by the villagers and family members, cremation of the body of the 19-year-old Dalit girl, died in New Delhi, on Tuesday was done in the early morning of Wednesday under heavy police cover.
The villagers along with the family members of the deceased girl were demanding the body to be taken to their house but the police did not allow it leading to the confrontation.
The family of the Dalit woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, who died in a Delhi hospital of injuries sustained when she was gang-raped, has alleged that she was forcibly cremated.
The body was brought on an ambulance at around 0100 hrs at Bulgarhi village under Chandapa police station area.
When the police tried to take the body directly to the cremation spot the family members and villagers blocked the way of the ambulance.
Later police had a tough time to control the situation and even there was a mild clash between the police and the villagers.
The body was taken out of the Safdarganj hospital in New Delhi at 2130 hrs after a heavy protest by political parties and it was brought to Hatras through Yamuna Expressway amid heavy police protection on the way.
Senior officials including Divisional commissioner JS Priyadarshi, IG Pitush Mordia, DM Pravin Kumar Lashar and SP Vikrant Veer were present in the village and tried to pacify the family members and the villagers.
However after, much confusion, the body was cremated at around 0350 hrs, at the place which was situated around one kilometre away from the house of the deceased.
The girl was gang-raped and attacked by four people in the same village. The incident was reported to police on September 14 and was girl admitted to hospital in critical condition.
All four accused were arrested and the district authorities provided Rs 10 lakh as compensation to the family.