Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government should take special initiative soon to ensure that the family of the young woman who died after being set on fire by her alleged rapists gets justice, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said.
“UP government should take special initiative soon to provide proper justice to the victim’s family. This is the demand of justice and people,” the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister tweeted in Hindi this morning.
The 23-year-old woman died of her burn injuries at a hospital in Delhi late last night. The woman, who had suffered 90 per cent burns after she was set on fire on Thursday, died of a cardiac arrest at the Safdarjung Hospital at 11:40 pm, where she had been air-lifted to from Uttar Pradesh on Thursday evening.
In another tweet, Mayawati wrote, “To prevent such traumatic incidents all over the country, including in UP, state governments should create fear of law among people and in view of the incidents, the centre should also make a law to ensure strict punishment by hanging to death within a stipulated time-frame.”
On Friday, she had said urged Uttar Pradesh Police to take a cue from Telangana Police following the killing of the four accused in the gang-rape and murder of a young veterinarian. “In UP, this is happening every day not just in one district but in every district. Be it young girls or aged women, nobody is being spared. There is jungle raj (rule) in Uttar Pradesh,” she said, adding that when she was Chief Minister, she had acted even against members of her own party.
“Uttar Pradesh and Delhi police will have to change,” she added.
Source By NDTV