Two Congress leaders, Mr. Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on 1st October, 2020 wanted to pay a visit to the village, where the 19 year old woman was allegedly gang raped, killed and later was forcibly cremated her body against the will of her parents. However, on their way to Hathras, to meet the family, their convoy was stopped by the police officials of the state, near the Yamuna Expressway as Section 144 was in place.
Subsequently, the Congress leaders and their supporters foot marched to Hathras, as well as sat on the road and chanted slogans after the Uttar Pradesh’s police workforces refused them to continue. Moreover, Rahul Gandhi was alleged that the police lathi-charged him and the supporters, as well as the police officials asserted that Rahul Gandhi, along with the Samajwadi Party (SP) will be arrested under Section 188 IPC for the violation of Section 144 order. And later, they were taken to the Buddh International Circuit in Gautam Buddh Nagar.