The Allahabad high court’s Lucknow bench has set December 16 for the next hearing in the Hathras gang rape and murder case, even as the murder victim’s family reiterated their demand for relocation to Noida from a Hathras village, as well as a house and a job for a family member, according to advocate Seema Khushwaha, who is representing the victim’s family in court.
However, the state government has offered to relocate the family to Hathras city and provide them with a home, according to Khushwaha.
After hearing the matter on November 25 and 26, a division bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Jaspreet Singh deferred the decision till November 29. On Monday, the bench set December 16 as the date for the next hearing and order.
“The high court was supposed to issue a ruling in the matter today,” Khushwaha added, “but it has set December 16 as the next date for hearing and passing an order.”
“We’ll wait for the high court’s decision as well as the state government’s position on the matter.” “Any further decision would be made after that,” Khushwaha stated.
A 19-year-old Dalit woman was raped by four people in Hathras district on September 14, 2020, while going to the fields to collect animal feed. The attack left her largely paralysed.
On September 28, her condition deteriorated, and she was sent to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, where she died in the early hours of September 29.
On October 1, 2020, the Allahabad high court’s Lucknow bench took suo motu cognizance of the occurrence.
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