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Rahul Gandhi meets Alwar gang-rape victim

The incident had triggered widespread protests in Alwar, Jaipur, Dausa and nearby areas

By PTI in Jaipur
  • Published 16.05.19, 11:54 AM
  • Updated 16.05.19, 11:54 AM
  • a min read
Bheem Sena activists led by Chandrashekhar Azad protest against the government demanding justice for a woman who was gang raped in front of her husband on April 26, at Alwar district of Rajasthan, Friday, May 10, 2019. (PTI)

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday met a Dalit woman who was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband in Rajasthan's Alwar district, party sources said.

Gandhi was accompanied by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, deputy CM Sachin Pilot and Congress national general secretary Avinash Pandey, they said.

He was earlier scheduled to arrive here on Wednesday.

On April 26, six miscreants accosted the woman and her husband on the Thanagazi-Alwar bypass and took them to an isolated place, where they allegedly raped her in front of him.

An FIR was lodged on May 2 and the accused circulated a video clip of the crime on May 4.

Subsequently, five accused, who allegedly raped the woman, and the one who shot and circulated the video clip, have been arrested.

The incident triggered widespread protests in Alwar, Jaipur, Dausa and nearby areas and a protest march led by BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Kirori Lal Meena had turned violent in Dausa on Tuesday, leaving over half a dozen people injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and other leaders have condemned the incident.