Rahul, Priyanka en route to Hathras victim's residence stopped

New Delhi: Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who were en route to Hathras gangrape victim’s residence have been stopped at the Yamuna Expressway.

After being stopped by the Uttar Pradesh administration at the Expressway, Rahul and Priyanka along with other party leaders started marching towards Hathras.

In Hathras, the district magistrate has imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and ordered sealing of the district borders to maintain peace.

A 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14 and referred to the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi on Monday with spinal cord injuries, paralysis and cuts in her tongue. She died around 3 am on Tuesday.

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