Referring to the alleged gang-rape and death of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in UP’s Hathras as “unfortunate”, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad asked why Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi were not speaking about the alleged rape of two minors in Rajasthan’s Baran.
Prasad asked, "What is this policy of the Congress to keep quiet on Rajasthan, where a similar incident has happened?"
Prasad added, "Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi are not speaking anything on that, but are doing drama (sic) in Hathras."
Two minors, were allegedly abducted
from Baran in Rajasthan and taken to Jaipur and Kota. According to India Today, they were allegedly gang-raped for three days. The girls were reportedly found in Kota on 21 September.
India Today, also reported, however, that the police have claimed that the minors, aged 13 and 15, have denied the rape allegations in their statement. On the other hand, the minor girls admit on camera that they were drugged and gang-raped, reported India Today.
According to the India Today report, the father of the girls has alleged that two accused, who are also minors, “lured” the girls to leave the district with them. Thereby, they were taken to Kota and Jaipur, where they were allegedly raped by two minor boys and three others.