The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday demanded the death sentence for the culprits in the gang-rape of a Dalit young woman in Hathras in Uttar Pradesh after she died in a Delhi hospital earlier in the day.
Dubbing the crime “shocking”, the VHP said: “It is a blot on humanity and shameful for all of us. We demand death sentence for the guilty.”
The VHP also demanded compensation and security to the 19-year-old victim’s family. It said that it must be ensured that such crimes did not occur in the future.
The four accused had allegedly dragged her into a field, and then raped and assaulted her. They left her grievously injured and unconscious. According to the police, the accused had strangled the woman with her dupatta, damaging her spinal cord and neck. She allegedly bit her tongue off too while trying to resist the assault.