Ballia (UP), Dec 30 (PTI) The mother of a woman whose gang-rape in a moving bus and subsequent death in 2012 triggered a nationwide outrage has alleged that the Nirbhaya Fund set up in her daughter’s name was not being used for security and empowerment of women. Also Read - BJP MP Kaushal Kishore's Son Shot By Bike-Borne Assailants In Lucknow

“The Nirbhaya Fund should have been used for women security and empowerment but it is being for works like road construction,” Asha Devi said at a programme in her village Maderwa Kala to mark the conclusion of the Nirbhaya Jyoti Yatra which had started from Lucknow. Also Read - Lucknow University Admission 2021 Form Likely To Be Out On This Date at, Details Here

“The fund needs to be used in setting up schools and hospitals,” she stressed. Also Read - Man Builds Special Robot to Take Care of Disabled Dog in Lucknow

She also said her pleas for an appointment with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the past two months had proved futile.

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