Mumbai:A 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Lalitpur has filed a police complaint alleging that she was raped by 28 men, including her father and some politicians, for several years.
The accused politicians are members of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP), including their district presidents.
An FIR has been filed against 28 accused and said that the alleged perpetrators have been sexually assaulting the teenage girl for several years.
The 17-year-old girl alleged that when she was in Class 6, was forcibly shown pornographic videos by her father, who had subsequently raped her in a field in Maheshpura.
After the incident, the father regularly began to take her to inns where she was gang-raped by multiple men.
An FIR has been registered at the Lalitpur police station under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 354 (assault of a woman), 376 D (gang rape), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 506 (criminal intimidation), 120 B (party to criminal conspiracy), as well as sections 5 and 6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
“It is a very rare and sensitive case and we are taking it seriously. The medical examination of the victim has been performed and her statement has also been recorded,” the Lalitpur superintendent of police told The Times of India.
Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader Tilak Yadav, who has been named in the FIR, has defended himself calling it a conspiracy against him.
“I will commit suicide if implicated; this is the case of marital dispute. I will submit a memorandum to SP and district magistrate tomorrow seeking a fair probe,” Yadav was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.
(With inputs from Hindustan Times and The Times of India)