The 19-year-old Manisha Valmiki who was brutally raped on September 14 in a village in Hathras district of Uttar Pradesh, her death on Tuesday stirred country wide outrage and calls for justice.
Even as the nation expressed outrage over the Nirbhaya-like case, the UP Police cremated her body in the dead of the night, while her family remained inside their house.
The UP Police have, however, claimed that the cremation took place as per 'the family's wishes'. As the nation saw visuals of her last rites sans family, public outrage poured in. The opposition launched an all-out attack on the government and demanded CM Yogi Adityanath's resignation. Protests broke out in several parts of the country. The Uttar Pradesh government has, meanwhile, constituted an SIT to probe the case.