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Lalitpur Rape Case: 7 Including District Presidents of SP and BSP Arrested

The 17-year-old had alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the perpetrators multiple times for several years.

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Seven people including the father of the accused and district presidents of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) have been arrested in connection with the rape of a minor in Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur.

This after, a complaint was registered against 28 men on Tuesday, 12 October.

The 17-year-old had alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the perpetrators multiple times for several years.
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An FIR was 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.

As per the FIR, the girl was shown pornographic content by her father when she was 6 years old. He then regularly began to take her to inns where she was gang-raped by multiple men.

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