District Magistrate of Hathras Praveen Kumar Laxkar issued a veiled threat to the rape victim’s family. He can be seen telling the victim’s father, ‘I am telling you half of the media people have left today, the other half will leave by tomorrow morning. We will be the ones to stand with you. It is up to you if you want to change your statements or not if you keep changing your statement who knows if we too change.’ A 19-year-old Dalit girl was raped on September 14. She died of injury on September 29. Her death sparked nationwide outrage.