The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested 28 people for allegedly raping a Class 11 student in the state’s Lalitpur district. The father of the victim, the Samajwadi Party (SP) district president and Bharatiya Janata Party (BSP) district president are among the 28 accused.
The victim said her father raped her for the first time when she was studying in Class 6. Since then, her father has raped her on multiple occasions, she told police.
The victim also alleged that her father used to call other people for “business purposes”. She was forced to have a sexual relationship with these people as well, she said.
In her complaint, she also accused Samajwadi Party district president Tilak Yadav, his three younger brothers, BSP district president Deepak Ahirvar, BSP vice-president Neeraj Tiwari and some of her family members of rape.
The victim said her father also threatened to kill her mother if she disclosed anything about the incident to anyone.
Based on the victim’s complaint, the police registered a case against all the accused, including the father, under sections 354, 376D, 323, 328, 506, 120B and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.
“A case was registered against 28 people late last night. The girl is a minor and she also has a brother. All statements and the information given is being verified,” said Lalitpur ASP Girijesh Kumar.
“The girl’s statement is being recorded. A medical examination will be done. All angles will be investigated because the matter is very sensitive. As new evidence comes to light, we’ll do our investigation diligently,” ASP Girijesh Kumar.