‘Transfer case out of Hathras’: Family of Dalit girl faces threats in court, constant surveillance
. It’s been seven months since Asha, 19, was raped by four men near her home in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras. She died from her injuries two weeks later and was forcefully cremated by the Uttar Pradesh police in the absence of her family.
…. in December, the CBI completed its investigation and concluded that Asha, who was Dalit, had been gangraped and murdered by four Thakur men: Sandip, Ravi, Ramu and Luvkush…. advocate Munna Singh Pundhir, representing the accused, began passing vulgar comments while the evidence was being presented….
“No lawyer in Hathras was willing to fight our case because they’re scared of this man,” Gupta said. “So, we had to shift our case to the Aligarh district court.”… “We don’t feel safe living here. My sons cannot safely go to their old jobs,” said Asha’s father. “We really need help.”…