The victim’s father died in judicial custody almost a week after he was reportedly thrashed by the MLA’s brother and others.
LUCKNOW — Police on Tuesday arrested Atul Singh, the brother of a Bharatiya Janata Party MLA, in connection with the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh and the custodial death of the victim’s father, and a special investigation team was formed to probe the matters.
“The SIT will go into the entire gamut of issues involved in the incident,” ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said, after the MLA’s brother was arrested in Unnao.
The National Human Rights Commission also sent a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state police chief seeking a detailed report on the custodial death of the victim’s father and asked the authorities to ensure ‘the aggrieved family is not subjected to further harassment’.
“Notices have been issued to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh, calling for a detailed report in the matter, including action taken against the delinquent police officials, who refused to register an FIR,” the NHRC said.
The woman has alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brothers, and blamed the lawmaker for her father’s death. (rediff.com)