UP girl accuses SP MLA, aides of rape
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A 20-year-old girl has alleged that Samajwadi Party MLA Madan Lal Gautam and three of his men repeatedly raped her over the past four months.
The police are investigating the allegations, Auraiya SP Sanjay Kakkar said, but have not registered a case so far.
Kakkar said the girl — accompanied by senior SP leader Bhola Singh — visited him Sunday and complained that she was confined in Gautam's house in Ajeetmal in Auraiya district by the MLA and Amit Savita, Kunwar Singh and an unidentified associate for the past four months and repeatedly raped.
She also alleged, Kakkar added, that in May 2012, the MLA and his men forced her to sign a blank paper, which was then used to lodge a complaint in a local court that Ajab Singh, Bhagwan Singh and Bhanwar Singh — said to be associates of Ashok Dohre, a BSP leader who lost to Gautam in the last Assembly election — had raped her on April 30. She claimed that Gautam and his men forced her to give a statement to the court against the three and even her own parents, Kakkar said.
On the basis of this complaint, the court had ordered the police to registered an FIR, which they did on May 22.
The court had also allowed the girl to decide where she wanted to stay till the case was decided — she had refused to go with her parents — and she went with social worker Seema. In June, her father Phool Singh moved the Allahabad High Court, alleging that his daughter was missing and that Gautam, his men and Seema were responsible. But a few days later, the girl reportedly approached the police and requested them not to entertain complaints by her parents because they had been influenced by the men she had named in her FIR.
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