The girl accused the BJP MLA from Bangarmau (Unnao), Kuldeep Singh Sengar and his brother of rape and harassment. The woman's father had been arrested by the police on Sunday after she allegedly attempted suicide outside the residence of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.
The Congress latched on to the case to hit out at the BJP government with party president Rahul Gandhi wondering if prime minister Narendra Modi would observe a fast on the alleged rape and death of the complainant's father in custody, which he said "has shamed humanity".
"I was raped. I have been going from pillar to post for one year but no one listened to me". I just want that FIR to be written against Arun Singh and Kuldeep Singh and they be arrested. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) report regarding the matter was submitted to the office of the Principal Secretary (Home) on Wednesday evening.
The girl made shocking allegations against Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a BJP MLA of Unnao district's Bangermau constituency, situated about 90 km from Lucknow, and his brother.
Pappu Singh, around 50, was rushed to a hospital from the district jail on Sunday night and died during treatment on Monday.
The deceased's wife Asha said that her husband was being pressurized to withdraw the rape case against the MLA and his brother.
"Instead of registering a case against him, they omitted his name from the FIR and lodged an FIR against the teenager's father", he added. The victim's father, who was arrested in an Arms Act case on April 4, died in custody a day later. My daughters are traumatised. They took him to the MLA's house and beat him with sticks outside the house. We are being mentally harassed.
As reported by ANI, Superintendent of Police Pushpanjali Devi said that two police officers and four constables have been suspended. "One should not be projected as a rapist without any evidence", she said. "We have come here to investigate". However, while the father was arrested, the brother was reportedly not even booked. He also assured the investors that his government had taken their safety and security on top priority and had done a lot to turnaround the law and order situation. ADG of Lucknow zone, Rajeev Krishna, told reporters that she was escorted to her village, and instructions had been issued to the Unnao SP to ensure her safety. We are working independently in case under no pressure.