Family members of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who died after allegedly being raped by four upper caste men in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras appeared before the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court, which fixed November 2 as the next date of hearing.
They were heard by the Bench of Justices Pankaj Mithal and Rajan Roy on Monday.
The UP Additional Chief Secretary; DGP; and the ADG (Law and Order) also deposed before the court, along with the Hathras DM and SP.
The DM told the court that the decision to cremate the body in the night was taken due to the law and order considerations and there was no pressure from the state authorities.
Additional Advocate General VK Shahi, who represented the state authorities in the court, said the next date of hearing has been fixed for November 2.
The woman's father, mother and three brothers was brought to the court amid tight security from Hathras earlier in the day.
Here are the updates on Hathras case:
The victim's family has demanded that reports of CBI be kept cofidential. We had also prayed that the case be transferred out of UP. The third demand is that the family be provided security until the case completely concludes: Seema Kushwaha, lawyer of #Hathras victim's family https://t.co/zh7SB1q16Epic.twitter.com/uDpUtJEiMR- ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 12, 2020
The Court will give a decision. The next date of hearing is 2nd November, 2020: Aditional Advocate General VK Shahi, representing Uttar Pradesh government before Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court, in #Hathras case https://t.co/zh7SB1q16Epic.twitter.com/gRku23HlUa- ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 12, 2020
Lucknow: Family members of Hathras alleged gang-rape victim to appear before Lucknow Bench of Allahabad High Court today.- ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 12, 2020
The family members who are en-route to Lucknow from Hathras are accompanied by the District Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate & Superintendent of Police pic.twitter.com/mw3SiIAbwF