Priyanka Gandhi 'manhandled': National Women Commission seeks explanation from UP Police
Over the alleged manhandling of Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi by UP Police while on her way to the meet the family of Hathras case victim, the NCW (National Commission for Women) has now sought an explanation.
The NCW in a tweet today stated, “@NCWIndia condemns the alleged manhandling of #PriyankaGandhi by police while she was on her way to #Hathras. This insensitive behavior is totally unacceptable. Considering the sensitivity of the matter, our Chairperson @sharmarekha has sought a reply from @dgpup at the earliest”
In another tweet, “A copy of the letter has also been sent to @dmgbnagar and #DCP, Police Commissionerate, #GautamBuddhNagar”
The explanation came in the time when on Sunday, Priyanka Gandhi along with her brother Rahul Gandhi along with other Congress leaders made their way to Hathras. The delegation was on their way to meet the family members of the alleged gang-rape victim who passed away in a hospital in Delhi.
It was there that Gandhi was allegedly manhandled when a scuffle broke out involving the Congress workers and the Gautam Buddh Nagar police. Visuals circulating in social media show how in the melee, a helmet-wearing policeman had held the 48-year-old Congress General Secretary by her kurta at the DND toll plaza.
The 20-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four men from the village who were from the upper caste on September 14. She was transferred to Dehli’s Safdarjung hospital as her condition deteriorated. There she succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday.
The already saturated situation of Hathras became grimier when she was cremated in the early hours of Wednesday with family members alleging that the last rites were conducted with force by the police officials.