Uttar Pradesh, Sept 18, 2023: Days after a 16-year-old girl died in Uttar Pradesh’s Ambedkar Nagar, allegedly after she was harassed by some youths and got run over by a motorcyclist, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday, said if someone committed crimes against women in the state, ‘Yamraj’, the deity of death, will be waiting for him at next crossing.
Speaking at a gathering in Gorakhpur after inaugurating and laying foundation stones for 76 projects worth Rs 343 crore in the district, Adityanath said, “The law will protect every citizen. But if someone commits a crime like harassing women in the state, ‘Yamraj’ will be waiting for him… usko fir yamraj ke yahan bhejne se koi rok nahi payega (No one can stop him from sending him to Yamraj.)”
Further speaking, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister highlighted the importance of a strong legal system for safeguarding law and order and stressed that no one will be allowed to misuse the law to disrupt the system
The ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh has often touted the Adityanath government’s handling of law and order in the state as one of its achievements.
The remark comes after a girl student lost her life when two motorcycle-borne persons pulled her ‘dupatta’ in a molestation attempt due to which she fell off her bicycle and was run over by another motorcyclist.
The incident occurred on Friday and the three accused were arrested on Saturday night. Police claimed two of the accused sustained bullet injuries while one suffered a leg fracture while trying to flee from custody on Sunday.
In the CCTV footage, the victim, who was a class 11 student, and another girl are seen moving on their bicycles when a speeding bike approaches her from behind and the pillion rider pulls her dupatta as they pass by her. The girl falls on the ground after losing balance and is run over by another motorist coming from behind.
The arrested accused were identified as Sehbaz and his brother Arbaz, who pulled the dupatta. The third accused, Faisal, ran over the girl. It is yet to be ascertained if there is any connection between the accused brothers and Faisal, the officials said. Superintendent of Police of Ambedkarnagar Ajit Sinha told.