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Hundreds in India protest government handling of Dalit woman’s fatal rape

New Delhi, India (All Round View File Photo)

All Round View (Peshawar): Hundreds of protesters on Friday demanded the redundancy of the government of a northern Indian state where a 19-year-old woman from India’s lowest caste was allegedly gang-raped and later died in a hospital.

They carried placards and shouted “Hang the rapists” and ”First raped by devils, then by the system” as they assembled at Jantar Mantar, on the open area close to Parliament in New Delhi.

The protesters, including Bollywood actress Swara Bhaskar, said the Uttar Pradesh state government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party, was not allowing anyone to meet the victim’s family, with police cordoning off their village.

They cite authorities of trying to muzzle up the crime. Police say they have arrested four suspects, all from an upper caste.

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