Yogi Adityanath speaks to Hathras victim's family via video call

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CM Yogi Adityanath on video call (Image: Twitter/ANI)
CM Yogi Adityanath on video call (Image: Twitter/ANI)

Lucknow : Amid nationwide outrage over the way UP Police cremated victim's body in the night, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday spoke to the family of the girl and assured them stringent action against the culprits.

"The Chief Minister has spoken to the father. Her father...asked for harshest penalty against the accused. The Chief Minister assured him that the most stringent action would be taken against the accused and all possible help would be provided to the family," Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi said.

The woman's family has also been assured a compensation of Rs 25 lakh, one house and a government job to one of the family members.

Mr CM has also constituted a special team for the investigation in the matter. The team has been asked to complete its inquiry within a week.

Yogi Adityanath also mentioned that PM Narendra Modi has also spoken to him and has asked to give toughest punishment to the culprits.

"Respected Prime Minister @narendramodi Ji has spoken on the Hathras incident and said that strict action should be taken against the culprits," the Chief Minister's Office tweeted.

The Hathras woman was gangraped and tortured by four men on September 14. In the brutal assault, she was left with multiple broken bones, paralysed and struggling to breathe. Her tongue was cut because she reportedly bit it when the men tried to strangle her. After fighting for her life for two weeks, she died in hospital in Delhi yesterday.