Hathras case: Media, reporters now allowed visit the village
New Delhi : Authorities in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras have now reopened the border, allowing media persons to enter the village, where a 20-year-old girl was brutally raped and tortured by four men of the same village.
The police had restricted the entry of people to the village by barricading the road at approximately 2 km distance. They had claimed that the SIT probe is underway due to which media and other people are not allowed to enter the village.
“Since SIT probe in the village is complete, the restriction on media has been lifted. More than five media persons are now allowed to gather as Section 144 of CrPC is in place,” Prem Prakash Meena, Sadar senior divisional magistrate, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
“Only the media is allowed right now. When orders come in to allow delegations, we will let everybody know. All allegations about phones of the family members being taken away or confining them in their homes are absolutely baseless,” Meena said.
The victim girl was admitted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University after she was left partially paralysed and then shifted to Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi when her condition did not improve. She died on Tuesday morning.