Alwar: On Thursday, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi met the Alwar gang-rape victim and assured that she will get justice. “The victim will get nyay (justice); stringent action will be taken against the accused,” Rahul told the press after meeting the gang-rape victim in Rajasthan's Alwar district.
The victim was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband on April 26. According to the police, six accused approached the woman and her husband on the Thanagazi-Alwar bypass and took them to a secluded place. The six then committed the crime in front of the husband.
The FIR in the case was lodged six days later on May 2. Two days later, the accused circulated a video clip of the crime causing further outrage. The Rajasthan police have arrested the six accused, including the one who shot and circulated the video clip of the crime on social media.
The Congress president today said he had spoken to Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot after learning about the incident.
“Soon after I heard about the incident (Alwar gang-rape), I spoke to Ashok Gehlot ji. This is not a political issue for me. I met the victim's family and they have sought justice, which will be done. Action will be taken against culprits,” Rahul said.
“We will not tolerate such acts,” Mr. Gandhi further added.
CM Ashok Gehlot said “we are not doing politics on the issue”, while adding that the government will provide job to the victim. Rahul was accompanied in Alwar by CM Gehlot and Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.