Karauli murder: Mayawati slams Cong govt in Rajasthantext_fields
Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday slammed the Congress-led government in Rajasthan over the murder of a Dalit girl in the state’s Karauli district and demanded strict action against those responsible.
The victim, a resident of the Todabhim area of Karauli, was allegedly abducted from her house and later found dead with gunshot wounds and acid burns.
The girl’s body was found in a well on Thursday.
The BSP supremo tweeted, "The case of Dalit harassment or murder in Rajasthan is upsetting and a matter of great shame for the state government there. No amount of condemnation is enough for the well-planned casteist incident of abducting and killing a Dalit girl and throwing her body burnt with acid into a well in Karauli district."
"Although the safety and respect of the poor, downtrodden, Dalits, tribals and the most backward classes cannot be expected from governments of the Congress or other parties like the BJP, yet we demand that government ensure strict action against the culprits," she added.
With inputs from IANS