The body of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, who died in a Delhi hospital two weeks after she had been allegedly gang-raped on September 14, was cremated near her home in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras in the dead of the night early on September 30. Her family alleged that they had been forced by local police to conduct the last rites.
The brutal incident has sparked protests and anguish in several parts of the country with political leaders and activists slamming the UP government over the horrific incident and the manner in which the funeral was conducted.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has constituted a three-member SIT to probe the case and asked that the trial be conducted in a fast track court.
Here is how the case has unfolded so far: