'Save the girl, get yourself killed': Rahul slams UP govt over custodial death of rape complainant's fatherApril 09, 2018 20:55
Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP-led government in Uttar Pradesh today over the death of the father of an alleged gang-rape rape victim, after he was taken into custody by the state police, while an MLA of the ruling party, who had been accused of the rape, was still roaming free.
He also took a dig at the BJP's "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" slogan in support of the girl child.
"Save the girl, get yourself killed. A young girl accuses a BJP MLA of rape. The police, instead of arresting the MLA, take the girl's father into custody. Immediately after that he dies in police custody," the Congress president tweeted in Hindi.
"Meanwhile, the accused MLA is still moving around freely," he added.
He also shared the link of a news article that stated that the father of the alleged rape victim, who had attempted self-immolation outside Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's official residence yesterday, died in police custody. -- PTI