Rahul meets family of girl raped, killed in Delhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today met the family of the nine-year-old girl who was raped and murdered in Delhi’s Cantonment area, and whose body was allegedly forcibly cremated by her attackers.

His visit comes a day after he spoke out regarding the matter and said that the daughter of a Dalit is also the daughter of the country.

The comment, an apparent reference to the infamous December 2012 gang-rape case, also known as the ‘Nirbhaya’ rape case, came following the incident of rape of the minor in Delhi’s Old Nangal Village. The victim was allegedly raped by the priest at a crematorium following which she died under mysterious circumstances.

Rahul’s tweet came even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday condemned the incident and demanded capital punishment for the culprits.

 

Balasubramani Muniyandi