Rahul Gandhi meets Alwar gang-rape victim

Rahul Gandhi meets Alwar gang-rape victim

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday met a Dalit womanwho was allegedly gang-raped in front of her husband in Rajasthan's Alwardistrict, party sources said.

Gandhi was accompanied by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot,deputy CM Sachin Pilot and Congress national general secretary Avinash Pandey,they said.

He was earlier scheduled to arrive here Wednesday.

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

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

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 KiroriLal Meena had turned violent in Dausa on Tuesday, leaving over half a dozenpeople injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BSP supremo Mayawati and otherleaders have condemned the incident.

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