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Hathras stampede: Rahul Gandhi writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath, seeks increase in compensation

Hathras stampede: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Sunday urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to increase the amount of compensation for the victims of those who died or got injured in a massive stampede at a ‘satsang’ in Hathras on July 2. A total of 121 people, mostly women, died in the stampede at self-styled godman Baba Bhole’s ‘satsang.

Notably, the Uttar Pradesh government had earlier announced that the families of the deceased would receive Rs 2 lakh each and the injured would receive Rs 50,000 each in compensation.

Rahul Gandhi’s letter to UP CM Yogi
In his letter to Yogi Adityanath, Rahul Gandhi, who met the families of the stampede victims on Friday morning, called for a fair and transparent investigation into the tragedy. He further said that the compensation should be given as soon as possible and the injured be given proper treatment. “I am shocked by the news of the death of more than 120 people in the stampede incident in Hathras. I am writing this letter to you with pain in my heart and I know that you too must be feeling the same pain,” he said.

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