Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and around 150 of their party workers were briefly detained in Greater Noida on Thursday for alleged violation of prohibitory orders while walking towards Hathras to meet the Dalit rape victim's family.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi fell down in the scuffle with the police after they tried to stop him and his supporters from proceeding on the Yamuna Expressway near the Jewar toll plaza.
Pictures of the incident were shared by the party on social media. Now, several Congress leaders on social media shared pictures of Congress leader Amrita Dhawan in torn clothes.
Captioning the photos, these leaders claimed her clothes were ripped off by the UP police during the scuffle.
Amrita Dhawan also alleged that her clothes were ripped off during the scuffle With UP police.
In Hathras, the district magistrate has imposed prohibitory orders under section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) and ordered sealing of the district borders to maintain peace.
A 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly raped by four upper-caste men in Hathras on September 14 and referred to the Safdarjung hospital in Delhi on Monday with spinal cord injuries, paralysis and cuts in her tongue. She died around 3 am on Tuesday.
(With inputs from PTI)