Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday turned his attention towards Uttar Pradesh as he criticised the killing of a village head in the state’s Azamgarh district last week.
Satyamev Jayate aka Pappu Ram, was shot dead by three motorcycle-borne men last Friday in Bansgaon. Police in the state have invoked the National Security Act against four people in connection with the village head’s killing, which had also triggered a mob violence.
“Jungle raj of caste-based violence and rape is at its peak in UP. Now another terrible incident – sarpanch Satyamev, being a Dalit, said no and he was killed because of that. Condolences to Satyamev Ji’s family members,” Gandhi tweeted in Hindi
The former Congress president also cited a media report on the murder of the village head.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Gandhi’s sister and Congress general secretary, also hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government over the issue of security of women.