Rahul Gandhi demands CBI probe into Badaun gangrape case

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Badaun, UP
New Delhi, May 31: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi visited the family of the two gangrape victims in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh on Saturday and demanded a CBI probe int he case.

Though Rahul was initially supposed to go on Friday, May 30 his trip was cancelled. However he went on Saturday and visited the family members of the victims. The father of the victim told reporters that they didn't want any compensation. "We want justice," he said.

[Read: UP govt recommends CBI probe in Badaun gangrapes]

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Gandhi was accompanied by AICC general secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Madhusudan Mistry, state PCC chief Nirmal Khatri and chairman of AICC Scheduled Castes department K Raju.

He also said that the kin of the victims told him that they didn't want any compensation. "The families told me that they wanted justice. Money won't bring their daughters back," he said.

Rahul: Money won't bring their daughters back

The gangrape that took place earlier this week has sparked amssive outrage across the country. The state government and the administration was heavily criticised for not taking proper steps in the case.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav received a lot of flak for not ensuring proper safety in the region. He even made a bizarre statement when a journalist asked him about the incident he said: "You are safe right. Wats the issue?".

Meanwhile, all five accused have been arrested, including the two policemen.

The two girls, who were cousins and aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on the night of May 27 and their bodies were found hanging from a tree the next morning.

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