A cry from Badaun

Print edition : June 27, 2014

Grieving relatives of the two girls who were raped and murdered at Katra Saadtganj. Photo: PTI

Five persons, including two police constables (in plain clothes at right), accused in the case, in police custody in Badaun on June 2. Photo: PTI

The victims' uncle Babu Ram (left), and their grandfather. Photo: t.k. rajalakshmi

Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati at the site where the bodies of the rape victims were found hanging on June 1. Photo: Chandan Khanna/AFP

Ram Vilas Paswan, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, and (left) Chirag Paswan, MP, with the family members of the victims. Photo: handout

The gang rape and murder of two minor girls in Uttar Pradesh brings to the fore factors such as caste dynamics and police apathy behind the growing crimes against women.
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