Badaun gang rape: UP govt agrees to CBI probe
BADAUN: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday
said that he is ready to refer the Badaun gang rape-murder case to Central
Bureau of Investigation. The announcement came on a day Congress Vice President
Rahul Gandhi visited the family of the dalit sisters, who were gang raped and
Rahul too demanded a CBI probe into the case, saying UP police
cannot give them justice and the culprits should know that they cannot get away
with such a heinous crime.
“They have said that the honour of their daughters cannot be
brought back with money. They said they want justice and they have no faith in
the UP police as their people are involved. They said that the UP police cannot
get them justice. I agree with them, there can be no price for a woman’s
“I am also in agreement with them on what they have said about
the CBI inquiry. CBI inquiry should happen,” Rahul said. He, however, refrained
from attacking the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh which has faced
a lot of flak over the sensational crime amid allegations that the local police
was hand in glove with the accused.
“Whosoever has committed this crime should know that they cannot
do such things in India,” Rahul said. The Congress Vice President visited the
home of the dalit girls and during the interaction, their family members
complained that the police did not act when they approached the local police
“Had the police acted in time, our daughters would have been
alive,” father of one of the victims told Rahul. The Congress leader also
walked to the spot where the victims had been found hanging from a tree.
“We want justice and not compensation. The manner in which the
entire world saw our innocent girls hanging, we want that in the same manner it
should watch the culprits being hanged. They should be hanged publicly,” said
He said that the incident was ‘more gruesome’ than December 16
gang rape case and demanded a CBI probe adding that there should be nothing
less than capital punishment for the culprits.
Rahul was accompanied by AICC general secretary in-charge of UP
Madhusudan Mistry, state PCC chief Nirmal Khatri and chairman of AICC Scheduled
Castes department K Raju. He assured the family of all possible help, Congress
The two victims, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15, went
missing from their house on the night of May 27. Their bodies were found
hanging from a mango tree in the village in Ushait area the next morning.