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Nirbhaya’s lawyer to struggle Hathras woman’s case – Instances of India

Agra: Supreme Court lawyer Samridhi Kushwaha, who was legal counsel for the victim’s family in the Nirbhaya gang-rape in 2012, met the Hathras victim’s family on Sunday and said she would represent them in ther legal battle.
“I met the family and offered my services. They have accepted my offer and signed the vakalatnama,” she told TOI, adding that she would appeal for a transfer of the hearing to Delhi once the investigation is over and the case goes to court. “The family is scared and they don’t expect justice for their dead daughter in UP,” she said.
The 19-year-old Dalit girl had been allegedly gang-raped by four upper caste men in her village. She died a fortnight later at a Delhi hospital.
Kushwaha said the atmosphere in the village is not conducive to the mental well-being of the family. “The upper caste community, to which the four accused belong, are exerting pressure and organising panchayats to defend the suspects arrested in the case … Our case is solid.”

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