New Delhi, October 3: Senior Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and a battery of party veterans were headed towards Hathras, in western Uttar Pradesh, where a Dalit girl was allegedly gangraped and murdered. The Gandhis decided to travel towards Hathras from the national capital despite barricades being put on the Delhi-UP border. Hathras Gangrape: Media Allowed to Enter Victim's Village, SDM Denies Reports of Kin's Mobile Phones Having Been Confiscated.

The Congress party shared videos showing Rahul seated in the car that was being driven by Priyanka enroute Hathras. Scores of other Congress leaders and workers joined them in buses, motorcycles and other private vehicles.

Scenes reminiscent of Thursday is expected at the Delhi-UP border as barricades remain in place to curtail entry of outsiders to the sensitive Hathras district. Two days ago, the Gandhis were briefly detained and charged under the Epidemic Act after they attempted to enter Hathras despite the imposition of prohibitory orders.

Watch Video of Priyanka, Rahul Gandhi Moving in Car Towards Hathras

Congress Leaders Moving in Bus Towards Hathras

Party Firm on Meeting The Victims' Kin

Over 200 Police Personnel on Delhi-UP Border

Over 200 police personnel are stationed at the Delhi-UP border on the DND Highway. Among Congress leaders who are part of the delegation that intends to visit Hathras comprises of 30 MPs, including Partap Singh Bajwa, Shashi Tharoor and Manickram Tagore. "UP CM (Yogi Adityanath" must resign," Tharoor said.

Earlier in the day, Rahul had took to social media to state that he would be visiting Hathras at all costs. "Nothing in the world can stop me from meeting the victim's family in Hathras and sharing their pain," the former Congress president said, adding that the treatment meted out towards them by the UP Police and UP government is "unacceptable" to him.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Oct 03, 2020 03:45 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website