The horror of the Hathras gang-rape seems to be unending as several revelations come to the fore, days after the girl was forcibly cremated by the Uttar Pradesh Police. According to a recent development, the 19-year-old Dalit girl was being harassed by the accused for the last four months.
The girl’s mother, who initially assumed that her teenaged daughter was joking, opened up about her plight after she passed away. The teenaged girl’s mother said that two of the accused- Sandeep and Luv Kush used to chase her and would block her path.
The aggrieved woman told Hindustan Times, “Sandeep and Luv Kush would sometimes chase her. On other occasions, they would spread out their hands and block her path if she tried to go past them. ”
The woman said that her daughter had refused to step out of home alone due to the harassment she was being subjected to. She added that the teenager used to take her sister-in-law with her even when she went out to buy soap.
The girl was allegedly harassed by the accused on one of the days when her sister-in-law was accompanying her. Noticing the harassment, the sister-in-law reprimanded the accused and said that she would get them jailed. The threat, however, did not dissuade the accused from harassing the 19-year-old Dalit girl.
Inputs included from Times now news and Hindustan Times.