Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for the “strictest action against the accused” in the gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today amid nationwide outrage over the incident.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath confirmed, a three-member panel for a S.I.T has been set up to investigate the crime. Yogi Adityanath has also asked for the trial to be conducted in a fast-track court.

The special investigation team will be headed by Home Secretary Bhagwan Swaroop and Deputy Inspector General of Police Chandraprakash and IPS officer Poonam.

The brutal incident was reported on 14th September. Suffering from multiple fractures, injuries & a deep cut in her tongue, the victim succumbed to death on 28th September, at Delhi.

The UP Police has continuous ‘denied’ claims of rape. However, what comes as a horror, is that the Police allegedly cremated the body post-midnight. A disturbing sequence of events captured in overnight visuals shows the family arguing with cops, female relatives throwing themselves on the hood of the ambulance carrying the body and a mother weeping helplessly as cops insist on taking her daughter straight to cremation, without allowing a last look.

More details coming tonight. Stay Tuned.

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