The girl is now in a critical condition in a hospital in Lucknow. Intervening in the matter, the Supreme Court on Thursday asked the government to try and transfer the girl to Delhi for better treatment. The court also shifted all related cases to Delhi in one go.
An SOS the girl and her family sent to the Chief Justice of Supreme Court in the first week of July, saying there was threat to their lives, did not reach the CJI for weeks after its receipt in the Supreme Court. Now, the Supreme Court took a serious note of this and transferred all cases relating to the Unnao gang-rape and other killings which followed, to Delhi from Uttar Pradesh.
The Supreme Court registry’s explanation is that it receives more than 5000 letters a month, and it would take time to sort out these letters.
With more than one BJP leader involved in the relating killings and persecution of the family from a poor background, surprisingly, no word of condemnation came from “chowkidar” prime minister Modi or the state chief minister Yogi Adityanath. –
After much hassles to the family, the accused MLA was suspended from the BJP on Thursday. This, after a huge public outcry against the BJP and the Yogi government. –IHN-NN