Unnao: The sister of a woman, who was allegedly raped by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and his accomplices, on Monday demanded a stringent action against the accused.
According to ANI UP, MLA’s name is not mentioned in the FIR.
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Talking to ANI, sister of rape victim said, “My father has already died and now they say that the action will be taken. I just want that FIR to be written against Arun Singh and Kuldeep Singh and they be arrested. I want justice.”
On April 8, a woman and her family tried to commit suicide in front of Uttar PradeshChief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence in Lucknow, alleging that she was raped by a BJP MLA from the district.
The victim, while speaking to ANI, alleged that BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his fellow accomplices had raped her, but no action was taken. She also stated that she and her family were threatened after they had filed an FIR.
The victim’s family further alleged that the MLA’s brother had thrashed the woman’s father on April 3 for refusing to withdraw the FIR, but the police booked the father instead and locked him up.
Furthermore, the victim’s father was arrested on Sunday outside the chief minister’s residence but had to be admitted to the hospital last night after he complained of abdominal pain and vomiting. Subsequently, he passed away in the early hours on Monday.
However, the relatives alleged that the man was murdered in police custody by Sengar, the MLA named as the accused by the rape victim.
Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the Narendra Modi government over custodial death of the father of the girl, saying that accused was roaming free while the victim’s father was been taken into custody by police.
Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has been emphasising “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao (Save the girl child, educate her)” campaign, Gandhi said in a tweet that it was a case of “Beti Bachao, khud mare jao (Save the girl child, get killed).”
“A young woman accuses a BJP MLA of rape. Instead of arresting the MLA, the police takes the father of the youth in custody. Immediately afterwards, he is dies in police custody. This accused MLA is still roaming free,” he said.
With inputs from ANI/IANS