Police in India have accused a 19-year-old woman of forcibly cremating her body after she died after being injured in a family rape.
The four were allegedly raped on September 14 in Uttar Pradesh, a state in northern India. He died at a New Delhi hospital two weeks later. He was a Dalit, a marginalized race in India, a caste historically known as the “Untouchables”.
Before her death, the woman named four of her villagers as her rapists. The four were reportedly arrested on September 27.
On the morning of September 30, the woman’s body was brought back to her village from New Delhi. His family complained that police officers refused to hand over his body so they could force – and hurry – to bury him at midnight.
The woman’s brother gave an interview Indian Express Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. “It looks like my sister is buried; “The police are not telling us anything,” he told Express. We asked them to bring his body inside the house for the last time, but they did not listen to us. “
Video footage of the crematorium, which went viral on Twitter, showed a lonely blaze burning in the dark with no family members present, while police officers removed reporters from the scene.
Hatras police officers did not respond to calls from BuzzFeed News. In this Tweets Family members of the woman were present at the crematorium, the department said Wednesday.
Indians have expressed outrage over the horrific incident, with activists and students and opposition leaders asking for the resignation of the Uttar Pradesh chief minister to protest police action in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged the state to ensure that “strict action” is taken against the rapists of this woman.