Hathras Gang Rape Case : Attempted Strangulation, Fracture in Neck; Postmortem Report Reveals Brutality

New Delhi : The postmortem report of the 20-year-old victim of Hathras gang rape incident, who died in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday a fortnight after being gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district, has revealed that she suffered a fracture in her neck as a result of repeated strangulation.

According to the report, the victim has bruises on her neck and bones are also broken. In this report released by Safdarjung Hospital, it was told that the main cause of the victim’s death will be known only after the Viscera report. However, the report also mentions bruises on the throat.

In the report, there has been talk of a scar on the victim’s throat, as well as a case of strangulating the throat. It has been said in the post mortem report that an attempt has been made to throttle not just once.

The victim several times tried to escape, due to which her neck bone was also broken. The viscera report is still awaited, after which it will be confirmed what was the cause of death.

The post-mortem report reveals that the incident took place on September 14 at nine in the morning and the victim was shifted to Aligarh hospital around four in the evening. When the victim’s condition deteriorated, on 28th, she was brought to Delhi Safdarjung Hospital. During treatment, the victim died at 6.55 am on September 29.

Significantly, on 14 September, a Dalit girl was gang-raped in a village in Hathras. After which her health deteriorated and she was shifted to Delhi, where she died at Safdarjung Hospital. After the death, the body of the woman was brought to Hathras, where it was forcibly cremated by the police.

The four accused have been arrested in this case. Also, a three-member SIT team has been formed by the state government to investigate the entire case, which has reached Hathras. The SIT will have to submit its report within seven days.

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