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Mayawati condemns gang rape of Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh, demands justice

By PTI

Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Monday condemned the gang rape of a Dalit woman in Gautam Buddh Nagar and demanded immediate action against the accused.

a A middle-aged Dalit woman was allegedly raped by men known to her in Jewar area Sunday morning, officials said.

The incident took place when the woman had gone from her village to cut grass while the 28-year-old, the main accused, had come to graze her cattle, he said.

In a tweet, Mayawati said, “Gang rape of a Dalit woman in Gautam Buddh Nagar is extremely sad and shameful. BSP demands that the BJP government in UP should take strict action against the accused persons and bring justice to the affected family.” Hindi.

Officials said that an FIR has been registered in the matter but no arrest has been made so far.

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