In Uttar Pradesh, Police has arrested Atul Singh, the brother of a BJP MLA, in connection with the alleged gangrape of an 18-year-old girl in Unnao district and the custodial death of the victim’s father.
Earlier, four persons, named in the FIR registered on 4th April for beating up the girl’s father had been arrested.
A special investigation team (SIT) was formed to probe the matters. ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said, the SIT will go into the entire gamut of issues involved in the incident.
The girl alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers, and blamed the lawmaker for her father’s death.
The BJP MLA has rejected the charges as a conspiracy by his opponents.
The police officer said that so far clean chit had not been given to anyone in the matter.
He said, the SHO of the police station and five other policemen have been suspended on grounds of dereliction of duty and mala fide considerations.
Meanwhile, NHRC has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state police chief seeking a detailed report on the death of the father of an alleged gangrape victim in judicial custody in Unnao.
It has asked the authorities to ensure the aggrieved family is not subjected to further harassment.
The NHRC today said the incident was reported to have happened a day after the alleged rape victim tried to immolate herself near the Chief minister’s residence. She has accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his aides of gangrape.
The NHRC also expects from the DGP, an explanation for not communicating the custodial death to the commission within 24 hours.