Rahul Gandhi meets Alwar gang-rape victim, says she will get justice
Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday met a Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband in Rajasthan's Alwar district, party sources said.
Jaipur: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday met a Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband in Rajasthan's Alwar district, party sources said.
Gandhi was accompanied by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy CM Sachin Pilot and Congress national general secretary Avinash Pandey, they said.
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He was earlier scheduled to arrive here Wednesday.
अलवर गैंगरेप पीड़िता से मिलने के बाद कांग्रेस अध्यक्ष @RahulGandhi ने राजस्थान के मुख्यमंत्री @ashokgehlot51 & उप मुख्यमंत्री @SachinPilot के साथ मीडिया से बात की। pic.twitter.com/3VDdDQbHBw— Congress (@INCIndia) May 16, 2019
On April 26, six miscreants accosted the woman and her husband on the Thanagazi-Alwar bypass and took them to an isolated place, where they allegedly raped her in front of him.
An FIR was lodged on May 2 and the accused circulated a video clip of the crime on May 4.
Subsequently, five accused, who allegedly raped the woman, and the one who shot and circulated the video clip, have been arrested.
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The incident triggered widespread protests in Alwar, Jaipur, Dausa and nearby areas and a protest march led by BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Kirori Lal Meena had turned violent in Dausa on Tuesday, leaving over half a dozen people injured.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BSP supremo Mayawati and other leaders have condemned the incident. (PTI)