Hathras (Uttar Pradesh): Seema Kushwaha, lawyer for the 2012 Delhi rape victim known as Nirbhaya, will now fight the case of the Hathras victim.
Seema tried to meet the victim's family on Thursday but was prevented by police from meeting them.
"I'm not leaving Hathras without meeting the family. They asked me to act as legal advisor, but the administration won't allow me to meet them," she told reporters.
She said that she was in contact with the victim's brother.
Kushwaha was the family attorney for the 23-year-old paramedic student who was raped by six people, including a youth, in a moving bus on the night of December 16, 2012 in Delhi.
The woman later died in a Singapore hospital.
All four convicts in the 2012 rape and murder of Nirbhaya – Akshay Singh Thakur, Pawan Gupta, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh Singh – were hanged to death in March of this year.
The 19-year-old Hathras girl was assaulted on Tuesday at Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi, where she was taken to Aligarh Muslim University Medical College on Monday.
The government has formed a three-person SIT to investigate the case and said the matter would be heard in the express court. All four defendants were arrested.
Additional Director General (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said the autopsy, performed by a medical team in Delhi, found that the death was caused by the trauma to her neck injury and there was no confirmation of rape.