With protests raging against the death of a Dalit woman after being brutally gang-raped in Hathras of Uttar Pradesh, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday made a suggestive comment that may further the controversy surrounding the heinous crime.Also Read - Bengal Election 2021: PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee Clash Against Each Other in Parallel Rallies in Bengal | Highlights
Assuring action against the four ‘upper caste’ men accused of raping the 20-year-old woman, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya seemed to point at the encounter killing of notorious gangster Vikas Dubey in July. Also Read - BJP 'Welcomes' Dinesh Trivedi, TMC Says His Resignation Not a Setback to Party | Top Developments
“The accused have been arrested. The case has been sent to a fast-track court. The accused will be sent to jail… Yogi (Adityanath) is the Chief Minister. Main jaanta hun ki unke pradesh mein kabhi bhi gaadi palat jaati hai (I know that in his state, a car can overturn anytime),” Mr Vijayvargiya was quoted as telling news agency ANI. Also Read - Links Showing Deceased Woman as Hathras Rape Victim Blocked: Facebook, Twitter, Google to Delhi HC
Even though he did not take any names, his comment was easily linked to the way Vikas Dubey, wanted for the killing of eight cops, was shot dead after his arrest by Uttar Pradesh policemen.
Dubey was shot dead on July 10 while he was being brought back to UP in a police convoy. The state police said the car that had Dubey swerved and flipped. The gangster, they claimed, took advantage of the accident, snatched the gun of a policeman, tried to escape and opened fire. That is when he was shot dead, claimed the UP cops.
The Supreme Court asked for a report amid questions over the killing.