Hathras case: Sonia Gandhi said "There was an attempt to hush up the matter"
Congress president Sonia Gandhi launched a scathing attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh today over the brutal torture and gangrape of a 20-year-old in Hathras, saying she was "killed by a ruthless government".
In a video statement posted on the Congress's official Twitter handle, Sonia Gandhi said crores of people were sad and angry over the "demonic behavior" the woman had to suffer and it is "blot on our society".
"There was an attempt to hush up the matter. The girl was not given timely treatment and a daughter is no longer among us. I want to say that Hathras' Nirbhaya has not died, she has been killed -- by a ruthless government, by its administration and by the UP government's ignorance," the Congress chief said.
Mrs Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and son Rahul Gandhi have already tweeted about the issue, ripping into the state government.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has demanded that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath resign his post.