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Rahul Gandhi to meet Alwar gangrape survivor today, Congress chief to be accompanied by Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot

Alwar: Congress president Rahul Gandhi is likely to meet on Thursday a Dalit woman who was allegedly gangraped in front of her husband in Rajasthan's Alwar district, party sources said.
Rahul, who was earlier scheduled to arrive here Wednesday, will be visiting on Thursday instead, they said.

On 26 April, six miscreants accosted the woman and her husband on the Thanagazi-Alwar bypass and took them to an isolated place, where they allegedly raped her in front of him.

 Rahul Gandhi to meet Alwar gangrape survivor today, Congress chief to be accompanied by Ashok Gehlot, Sachin Pilot

File image of Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Twitter/@RahulGandhi

An FIR was lodged on 2 May and the accused circulated a video clip of the crime on 4 May.

Subsequently, five accused, who allegedly raped the woman, and the one who shot and circulated the video clip, have been arrested.

The incident triggered widespread protests in Alwar, Jaipur, Dausa and nearby areas and a protest march led by BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Kirori Lal Meena had turned violent in Dausa on Tuesday, leaving over half a dozen people injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati and other leaders have condemned the incident.

Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot and the party's state unit president and deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot will  accompany Rahul on Thursday, the sources said.

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Updated Date: May 16, 2019 08:14:24 IST