Hathras gang-rape case: PM Modi calls for strict action, Adityanath set ups SIT

Lucknow: Amid outrage over the Hathras gang-rape case, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and sought strict action against the accused, the Chief Minister’s office said.
Adityanath on Wednesday constituted a three-member SIT to probe the gang-rape case, a day after the death of the 19-year-old woman in a Delhi hospital and also asked for conducting the trial in a fast track court.
In a tweet, the chief minister’s office said that the prime minister spoke with Adityanath over the case.
Respected Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji has spoken on the Hathras incident and said that strict action should be taken against the culprits,â ? the CMO said.
The woman was brutally gang-raped in a village in Hathras district two weeks ago. She died of her grievous injuries at a Delhi’s Safdurjung hospital on Tuesday, prompting outrage, protests and calls for justice.
A senior official said a SIT has been constituted to the probe the case. Secretary home, Bhagwan Swarup, will lead the SIT and DIG, Chandraprakash, and commandant PAC Agra, Poonam, will be its members. —PTI


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