Bengaluru: The death of 23-yr-old Unnao rape victim on Friday (December 6) night is extremely saddening. No woman deserves such death. 

But what’s more saddening, shocking and even shameful than her death is the way politics is being played out. 

Senior Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi who condemned the death blamed UP CM Yogi Adityanath for it. 

She said, “No place for women in Yogi's Uttar Pradesh. Victim's whole family has been constantly harassed since last year. I have heard that the culprits have some BJP connection. That is why they were being shielded. There is no fear among criminals in the state.” 

As her statements, laced with politics of the worst kind, began airing on news channels, Twitterati took her on, asking her some tough questions. One of them asked as to why Priyanka didn’t meet the family of Disha’s. 


Another Twitter user said she was baking her own bread and butter. The user also reminded her that the gruesome Nirbhaya rape and murder had taken place during the UPA’s rule. 


That was not all! Another twitter user exhorted Priyanka Gandhi to question former Union finance minister P Chidambaram on the issue of rapes as he questioned the Hyderabad encounter and did not speak a word for the victim’s families. 


The woman was set afire by five men, including two of her alleged rapists, on Thursday morning when she was going to Rae Bareli to attend a court hearing in the rape case filed by her.

Incidentally, on the same day she died, the Hyderabad police gunned down four of the rape accused (in the Disha rape and murder case.) while the nation is still split on the issue of whether encounter is the right solution, the nation also feels crestfallen at the way rape incidents have increased. 

May sanity prevail.