Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Mohammad Azam Khan on Tuesday created a controversy by alleging that a “political conspiracy” might be involved in the gang rape of a Noida-based mother and daughter near Bulandshahr.
Reacting sharply to his “political conspiracy” statement, the victim’s uncle said that the UP Minister has ‘gone mad’. “He is a victim of madness,” he said.
“Azam Khan pagalpan ka shikaar ho gaye hain,” he said.
Known for bizarre comments in the past, the urban development and parliamentary affairs minister said in Raampur on Monday night that the investigative agencies should explore the possibility of some opposition party being involved in the gang rape.
“When innocent people can be murdered for political gains, for votes Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar can happen, when Shamli and Kairana can happen…It is not just a matter of two rapes. It is important to know the truth behind it,” Khan was heard as saying in a video that has gone viral on social media.
“To get power politicians can get down to any level, they can murder people, trigger riots, kill innocent people, so the truth has to be found out” he said.
Eight armed men stopped the family car on the Delhi-Kanpur highway early Saturday morning. The men dragged the members to nearby sugarcane fields and proceeded to rape the teenager and her 38-year-old mother at gunpoint.
The other members of the family were tied up.
With inputs from PTI