UP is in News again ,this time the father of a girl who alleged rape by a BJP MLA has died under mysterious circumstances in judicial custody .
A 18 year old girl tried to self immolate herself in front of the residence of UP CM Adityanath after she alleged rape by BJP MLA from UnnaoKuldeep Singh Sengar last year .She was protesting against the inaction of police who have not yet registered FIR against the MLA .The girl told mediapersons, “that the BJP MLA should be arrested, and until he is not, I am not going back home… I will take my life otherwise… I was threatened that if I tell anyone my family members will be killed and thrown away.
Her father had joined her in the protest but was later taken into judicial custody .He complained of abdominal pain and was taken to hospital .”The man was admitted to the hospital last night after he complained of abdominal pain and vomiting. He passed away in the early morning hours,” Dr Atul, District hospital of Unnao said about the father of the alleged rape victim.
The girl claimed that her father sustained multiple injuries after he was beaten up by the BJP MLA’s brother and some of his accomplices a few days ago.while the DIG has assured of magisterial inquiry the BJP MLA denies allegations .”It is a conspiracy hatched by my political opponents to tarnish my image and damage my reputation… I have no problems with any probe. Let a probe be conducted, and the guilty be given the stringent punishment. If I am found guilty in the probe, I am ready to face the punishment,” the BJP MLA said.
The incident highlights the growing law and order problem in the state and how the authorities are shielding BJP members who accused of various crimes including rape .Ironically the UP CM had campaigned in Karnataka and tried to raise questions on the development model of the southern state which is one of the most rapidly growing state and with negligible law and order problems .The Karnataka government under Siddaramiah had promptly arrested the son of a Local MLA after he was accused of a brawl while in UP rape accused are roaming freely and the father of the victim dies under mysterious circumstances in judicial custody .