Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav met 15-year-old Latika Bansal and her family on August 13, a day after the teen’s distress letter which was written in blood went viral on social media.
Latika and her 11-year-old sister Tanya belong to UP’s Bulandshahr and had witnessed their family members burn their mother alive few weeks back.
The duo had thus written a distress letter to CM Akhilesh Yadav in blood with an appeal for justice for their mother.
Latika, in an interview, had said that she had written many such letters to Yadav but to no avail and thus decided to write it with blood as that would be more visible.
During his meeting with the teen, Yadav assured Latika and Tanya that the government would do everything to not only ensure a fair prosecution in the case but also extended financial help to them and their caretakers so their future is secured.
After her meeting the UP CM, Latika said that the Yadav saw the bandaged finger from where she had drawn blood and asked why she did such a thing.
Explaining her distress, Latika replied that it was her “distress and police inaction” that forced her to take such extreme action.
At present Yadav has promised girls Rs 5 lakh each, a house and a job for their maternal uncle.
He also added that the UP government would also bear the expenses for the treatment of their maternal grandmother who is suffering from cancer.
Yadav also ensured prosecution in their mother’s case.