In a tragic incident an activist, who had travelled from West Bengal to join the farmers’ protest at Tikri border, was allegedly raped on the way to Delhi. She later died on April 30 after contracting Covid-19. All the way from West Bengal, she join farmers’ protest on April 11.
The 26-year-old woman was admitted to Shivam Hospital four days before her demise.
The woman’s father has lodged a complaint with police in Bahadurgarh and an FIR has been registered against four men include Anoop and Anil Malik who run the ‘Kisan Social Army’.
The Samyukta Kisan Morcha has said in a statement “the woman was assaulted by the accused on the way to Delhi and after reaching the Tikri border. A week later, she developed a high fever and was found Covid-19 positive. Later she succumbed to the infection on April 30 at the private hospital.” It also stated that “SKM stands with the struggle for justice for our departed woman colleague. SKM has already taken strict action against the accused in this case and we are committed to take this fight for justice to its logical conclusion.”
The Haryana Police on Sunday formed a special investigation team led by a DSP to investigate the case.
Meanwhile, four days ago, the Tikri committee of SKM had already removed the tents and banners of the so called ‘Kisan Social Army’. The accused were also barred from participating in the movement and public appeal was issued for their social boycott.