Rahul Gandhi to meet Alwar gang-rape victim today

Rahul Gandhi to meet Alwar gang-rape victim today

Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to meet on Thursday the Dalit woman who was gang-raped allegedly in front of her husband in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, party sources said.

Mr. Gandhi, who was scheduled to arrive here on Wednesday, will be visiting on Thursday instead, they added.

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.

Accused held
Subsequently, five accused, who allegedly raped the woman, and the one who shot and circulated the video clip, have been arrested.

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 in Dausa had turned violent on Tuesday, leaving over half a dozen people injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BSP chief Mayawati and other leaders have condemned the incident.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and the party’s State unit president and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot would accompany Mr. Gandhi, the sources said.