Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], October 1 (ANI): Have no word to condemn the barbaric and shameful incident, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday after a young girl was gang-raped in Hathras and who died in Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday.
“More shameful is the forceful cremation without the family’s presence or consent, exposing those who use slogans & lofty promises for votes,” she added.
The government has formed a three-member SIT to probe the case and said the matter will be heard in the fast track court.
The SIT comprises Bhagwan Swaroop Chairman Secretary Home and Chandraprakash, Deputy Inspector General of Police and Poonam, Commander in chief, Provincial Armed Constabulary.
The 19-year-old died in Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday, after she was gang-raped in Hathras a fortnight ago. The victim was brought to Safdarjung Hospital on Monday from Aligarh Muslim University Medical College.
Last rites of Hathras gang-rape victim was performed at her native place in the wee hours of Wednesday. (ANI)