The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday got here out all weapons blazing towards Congress for its “selective outrage” in wake of the alleged rape and killing of a six-year-old girl, belonging to a migrant family from Bihar, in Punjab. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman questioned “tweet friendly” Rahul Gandhi and requested if the incident did not shake the conscience of the “brother and sister who rush to every place that can help them politically.”
In a horrifying incident, a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, killed after which set on hearth, together with her half-burnt physique discovered at a house in Tanda’s Jalalpur village, a report out there with news company PTI talked about. Quoting police officers, it mentioned that the accused — Gurpreet Singh and his grandfather Surjit Singh — had been arrested on the costs of homicide, rape and below different related sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
A 6-year-old little one of a Dalit migrant labourer from Bihar is raped, killed and physique half-burnt in Hoshiarpur and it does not shake the conscience of the brother & sister who rush to each different place which may also help them politically, Sitharaman mentioned at a press convention immediately.
“Not a word from the tweet-friendly leader Shri Rahul Gandhi. No tweets on this, no outrage on this, and no picnic on this. A woman heads the party. Does this kind of selective outrage suits the stature of their party,” the BJP chief requested.
“No rape should be politicised. But because we want our political games to be played, we are selective about voicing horror when it is in some states & remain in absolute silence when it is in states governed by Congress party,” she additional mentioned.
Prakash Javadekar lambasts Rahul, Priyanka
Union minister and BJP chief Prakash Javadekar additionally accused Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi of occurring a “political tour” to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh, the place a Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped and who died later, as he questioned the dearth of an analogous response from the 2 leaders to ghastly crimes towards ladies in Punjab and Rajasthan, that are dominated by the Congress. They go to those locations for “photo-op”, Javadekar mentioned, referring to the Congress leaders’ go to to Hathras within the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh.
“They (the Gandhis) cannot see atrocities against women in the states where it (Congress) is in power. Neither Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka went there and nor was there any comment from its president, Sonia Gandhi,” Javadekar advised reporters. He additionally claimed that the culprits within the rape-and-murder case in Tanda haven’t been arrested but and demanded stringent motion towards them.
Punjab CM directs DGP to make sure ‘correct investigation’
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has directed DGP Dinkar Gupta to make sure correct investigation into the alleged rape and homicide case. The chief minister additionally requested the director common of police (DGP) to current the challan within the court docket on the earliest. Meanwhile, Punjab State Women Commission Manisha Gulati, who met the bereaved family Friday night, sought demise sentence for the culprits.
In one other improvement, some unidentified folks assaulted the 2 arrested accused exterior a Community Health Centre in Tanda, the place they had been taken by police for a medical check-up. Police took the accused contained in the CHC constructing and saved them.