Protest broke out in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras where a 19-year old woman was gang-raped on September 14. The woman died at Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital on Tuesday. 

Hathras residents demanded justice for the woman, ANI UP reported. They also raised slogans against police and the local administration.

A 19-year old Dalit woman was gang-raped at UP’s Hathras on September 14. 

The four accused had tried to strangle her to death as she resisted their rape attempt and in the process, she had also ended up biting her tongue and suffering a severe cut on it, PTI reported. The accused have been arrested.

The woman was admitted to Aligarh Muslim University’s Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital.

As her condition deteriorated, she was shifted to Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital where she breathed her last on Tuesday.

Swati Maliwal, the Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has written to the Chief Justice of India SA Bobde and other Supreme Court judges, appealing them to take cognizance of the case and to ensure immediate action on erring officials, ANI reported.

She has sought strict punishment for the rapists. She urged the court to set definite mechanisms to ensure no such incidents would happen in the future.

Meanwhile, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday constituted a three-member SIT (Special Investigation Team) to probe the case. The team will submit the report within seven days, the CM said on Twitter.

He has also directed for the trial to be conducted in a fast-track court.